- The following North Carolina A&T State University students from Durham County made the fall 2013 dean’s list: Aakiel Abernathy, Keith Alston, Tiffani Aponte, Kamal Bell, Asha Bethea, Ceriese Blue, Brianna Boatswain, Jenesis Bonitto, Demarcus Boone, Courtney Boyd, Shanice Brown, Lamonte Brunson, Dasean Burnette, Cydney Burton, Aleesa Carrington, Robretia Carrington, Tiffany Carson, Alexis Cash, Domini Cherry, Saquoyia Clark, Khalil Collins, Terrence Cornwall, Joseph Cox, Kirsey Crawford, Teri Crews, Bria Davenport, Avery Davis, Alexus Davis, Mario Daye, Shamoi Douglas, Eric Duncan, Eric Edwards, Devyn Edwards, Courtney Eley, Christopher Ettson, Orlando Faison, Kourtney Farrow, Kevin Francis, Christopher Freeman, Courtney Fuller, Jayla Futrell, Sharla Gadson, Kayla Goodman, Yasmean Graham, Gabrielle Gregory, Kevin Hargraves, Ashley Harper, Phillip Harris, Mariah Harris, Cierria Hendricks, Mariah Hunt, Oneisia Hunt, Robert Hunter, Christina Jackson, Adrienne Jernigan, Yuri Jeter, Jasmine Johnson, Everett Johnson II, Gregory Jones, Larry Jones, Amir Justice, Marcus Justice-Mangum, Alexis Keaton, Desmond Keith, Briana Kinard, Hava King, Ahmed Lamarre, Salif Lamarre, Shenetta Loftin, Talia Logan, Qiera Love, Jordan Maddox, Tiera Mahone, Francisco Martinez, Kimberly Mason, Jordan McCain, Jordan McGhee, Cedrick Mercer, Ga'mal Meyers, Jajuan Monroe, James Moody, Ervin Moore, Joshua Moore, Brittni Morrison, Omari Nebbitts, David Nganga, Mariama Ngoundou, Sydney Noell, Kevin Patterson, Lamont Patterson, Eric Peacock, Rashad Perry, Jimmie Powell, Chadijah Pratt-Ashford, Courtney Privette, Davetta Pulley, David Reavis, Alex Revelle, Camara Robinson, Antonio Sanchez, Dominic Silha, Tianedra Simmons, Katerina Simpson, Catherine Singletary, Arthur Spears, Kamry Stanford, Camara Strong, Ahmed Suliman, Johnnie Tabron, Tommie Tatum, Alphanso Taylor, Phillip Thomas, Keyona Tripp, Kamaya Truitt, Angel Turner, Amari Vaughn, Michelle Walker, Alexandria Ward, Jamerian Wardlow, Carla Weaver, Jamel Williams, Chelsea Williams, Brandon Williamson, Allison Wilson and Jade Woodard.
- Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions welcomes two new members to its board of advisers: Kristina Johnson and Kelly Brownell. Johnson, CEO of Enduring Hydro, a company focused on investing, developing and modernizing hydroelectric facilities, will serve a three-year term on the Nicholas Institute’s board. Brownell, dean of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, will serve as an ex-officio board member. Johnson and Brownell join 17 other members of the Nicholas Institute Board of Advisors, chaired by William K. Reilly, former administrator of the EPA.
- Sarah Moats of Durham has been named to the University of the South, also known as Sewanee, 2013 dean’s list. Moats is the daughter of Paula G. Diehl.
- Jayson Mark Michnowicz of Durham was one of about 130 students who graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., this winter.
“A lot of people saw negotiating as submission. You know, ‘We've got them on the run now, so let's keep them on the run. Don't give them a chance to regroup their forces. Don't negotiate.’ And of course that's great, you know, if you're in the middle of a real vacuum and you've got the enemy on the run. But that wasn't that kind of battle at all. Yes, there was a prize to be won, but we weren't going to win it by just eliminating the enemy. We wanted to convert the enemy more than anything else.”
- Franklin McCain, who died Jan. 9 in Greensboro. He was one of the Greensboro Four, who were organizers of the F.W. Woolworth sit-in movement in downtown Greensboro and helped the national civil rights movement gain momentum.
Thursday: Author, television host and commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker at NCCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. convocation. | 9:45 a.m.; B.N. Duke Auditorium on NCCU campus; Free and open to the public
Monday: On behalf of MLK Day, NCCU, Durham Tech and Duke are partnering to package more than 100,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, which provides meals to the hungry around the world. | 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Durham Tech main campus, 1637 Lawson Street, Durham
Monday: The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC-CH chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are hosting their annual MLK Day rally, march and worship service. | Rally starts at Franklin Street Post Office, 9 a.m.; the church service at Historic First Baptist Church (106 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill) will commence at 11 a.m.