Blog: Durham Higher Education

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 01:54 PM

Bennett College president to deliver UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture

Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, will deliver the 21st annual UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture Oct. 24.

The program will include remarks from newly installed Chancellors Dr. Carol Folt of UNC-Chapel Hill and Dr. Debra Saunders-White of North Carolina Central University, the first time all three women will appear together since assuming their positions.

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 11:49 AM

UNC alumni receive awards during University Day ceremony

During Saturday's University Day ceremony to install Carol L. Folt as the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, five Carolina alumni received the Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Awards and another the Edward Kidder Graham Award.

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

Tiger expert to speak at Duke

Conservation scientist and author Ullas Karanth will present a free talk, “Recovering Nature in Emerging India: The Tiger as a Case Study,” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Duke University.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 01:13 PM

Campus briefs

We highlight faculty and staff achievements, grant awards, power players, and more from N.C. Central, Durham Tech, Duke and UNC-Chapel  Hill.

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 04:23 PM

Duke to attempt world record by building largest cardboard fort

The construction of the recycled cardboard fortress is expected to take up to 3,500 cardboard boxes.

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 05:33 PM

Retired Durham policeman recalls Allen Building Takeover

I received a call Friday from a man who said he was there during the Allen Building Takeover, the dramatic 1969 civil rights moment on Duke University campus that we wrote about this week. Except he wasn't a student guarding the doors or putting flowers on policemen's badges. 

He was wearing the badge.

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

NCCU minister shares poem inspired by Sept. 11

During NCCU's Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, Minister Rhonda Royal Hatton, the campus Evangelical Lutheran minister, stepped up to the lectern and read a poem she wrote to honor those affected by the terrorist attacks 12 years ago.

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

N.C. NAACP college division will kick off tour Monday

The North Carolina NAACP announced Thursday that its youth and college division will begin a college campus tour across North Carolina after this upcoming Moral Monday.

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

IN PHOTOS: Duke VP of institutional equity attends March on Washington anniversary

Benjamin Reese, who oversees diversity, equal opportunity and discrimination prevention at Duke, attended the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in D.C. Saturday.

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

Small explosion reported late Tuesday at Duke French Family Science Center

Emergency officials responded to a small fire reported late Tuesday at Duke's French Family Science Center.

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

UNC releases prelim snapshot stats of Class of 2017

From a Bosnia youth ambassador to a founder of a Muslim women’s basketball league, the nearly 4,000 first-year students arriving at UNC-Chapel Hill this fall are diverse in their talents and come from all over the world, according to preliminary statistics and facts released by the university.

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

IN PHOTOS: Duke Pres. Brodhead on the set of The Colbert Report

Duke University shared a few photos of Pres. Richard Brodhead on the set of The Colbert Report Thursday.

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 01:05 PM

Duke student creates business app for refugees

This app developed by a Duke senior isn’t your next lightsaber noise or zombie game – The “Uhuru” app maps the small business activity of refugees around the world.

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

The March on Washington's 50th anniversary

Are you participating in any 50th-anniversary March on Washington events, or did you or one of your relatives participate in the original stand for civil rights? We want to hear from you.