The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s accrediting agency has raised questions about the school’s compliance with 18 standards in light of the findings of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation into the school’s academic and athletic scandal.
BY LAURA OLENIACZ
DURHAM – Two acres of woods on Duke University’s West Campus have some oak trees that are several hundred years old, scientists say, and have been untouched by farming. Faculty members have used the woods for decades for teaching and research.
The school board on Thursday adopted a resolution setting a goal not to start middle schools or high schools before 8 a.m. or later beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
An audit of the use of “take-home vehicles” by the Durham Police Department and other city departments raised important policy issues, according to City Council members, who on Thursday said they want to be kept in the loop about any follow-up.
Despite a number of reforms implemented in response to the athletic and academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the school’s provost, James W. Dean Jr., said that he doesn’t expect “anyone to do the victory dance any time soon.”
City Council members appear likely to endorse a policy that allows the removal of roadside memorials on public property, but signaled Thursday they don’t want one as strict as what the city staff initially proposed.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what happened to a man before he was beaten and left in a ditch.
Only a few community members came, but the community’s clergy turned out for an Inter-Religious Celebration of Gratitude midday Thursday at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church in Northeast Central Durham.
By Lauren Horsch
DURHAM – Saturday night was the latest in a string of incidents that cost bicyclists their lives while riding on highly-traveled roads.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s dean of College of Arts and Sciences is stepping down to return full-time to teaching at the university.
The University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety has arrested someone in connection with threats made on Yik Yak.