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Man with guns in car on UNC-Chapel Hill campus arrested

Jun. 16, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police at a North Carolina university arrested a man who a security officer found on campus Tuesday sleeping inside a car with multiple firearms. Officers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill charged Joseph John Radomski, 39, of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Born in Kenya refugee camp, grad is bound for NC State

Jun. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On the surface, Faduma Osman can seem like a typical American teenager. Her favorite musical artists are people many grown-ups have never heard of, including Polo G, and Olivia Rodrigo, and Jack Harlow. She drives a 2015...

Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

Jun. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry...

Donor: Concerns over Hannah-Jones prompted emails to UNC

Jun. 02, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor said Wednesday that he sent emails to university officials questioning the hiring of Nikole Hannah-Jones after he became concerned about how much research went into the selection of the investigative journalist, whose...

Donor's concerns voiced before Hannah-Jones' tenure stalled

Jun. 01, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor whose name is on its journalism school voiced concerns about the school's hiring of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in the weeks before her application for tenure was halted. Walter...

Tenure for slavery project journalist back to UNC trustees

May. 26, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The offer of a tenured teaching position to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has been resubmitted to the board of trustees at a North Carolina university that faced an uproar last week when her tenure application was halted. The University of North...

Trustee: Nonacademic background halted Hannah-Jones tenure

May. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones’ tenure application at the University of North Carolina was halted because she didn’t come from a “traditional academic-type background," and a trustee who vets the lifetime appointments wanted more time to...

Report: Tenure offer revoked from slavery project journalist

May. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Faculty members of a North Carolina university want an explanation for the school's reported decision to back away from offering a tenured teaching position to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, whose work on the country’s history of slavery has drawn the ire of...

Broadband, education atop Cooper's $5.7B virus aid proposals

May. 19, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Broadband, K-12 and higher education, local infrastructure and targeted businesses would be among the greatest beneficiaries in Gov. Roy Cooper's proposals unveiled Wednesday on how to spend $5.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid recently approved by Congress. ...