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Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture...

UNC health textbook ditches claims about cancer, Holocaust

Aug. 8, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has revised a textbook for a required fitness course that called cancer "a disease of choice" and included a theory asserting Holocaust victims failed to tap into their inner strength. The university released a statement saying revisions...

UNC won't act on statue of Confederate soldier at flagship

Jul. 31, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will do nothing, for now, about an embattled Confederate monument on the public university system's flagship campus. The News & Observer reports board chairman Harry Smith said in a Friday statement neither UNC-Chapel Hill nor...

Board chairman urges support for UNC system president

Jul. 27, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina university system's Board of Governors asked members Friday to unite behind the system's president amid ongoing disagreements among leadership. In his first meeting as chairman of the board, Harry Smith urged members at the mid-year meeting to set...

Billionaire, former UNC System president dies at age 86

Jul. 23, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist C.D. Spangler Jr., who led North Carolina's university system for more than a decade, has died. He was 86. Spangler died Sunday, according to the University of North Carolina System. Spangler became president of the system in 1986 and led it for 11 years,...

Officials: NC university mishandled sexual assault claims

Jun. 26, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina's flagship school violated Title IX anti-discrimination law because of the way it handled sexual-assault and harassment complaints, a federal civil rights office has found. The decision by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights came...