UNC students protest proposed budget cuts

In early May, more than 2,000 college students marched from N.C. State University to and through the State Legislative Building to protest a proposed reduction in state appropriations to schools in the University of North Carolina system.

UNC Benefactor Sues To End Race/Sex Quotas

One of the University of North Carolina’s greatest benefactors on Monday sued the state and the UNC Board of Governors for using “an unnecessary and illegal quota system” to ensure that minorities and women received spots on the UNC Board of Governors.

Lawmakers Consider Study of Alternatives to SAT

State education leaders may study replacing the use of the SAT and ACT in college admissions with the state’s end-of-course tests.

N.C. School Mascots May Violate Federal Law

The mascots of two North Carolina colleges may violate federal antidiscrimination laws, under the wording of a statement released in April by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

UNC Responds to NCAA Study

On November 30, Clarion Call reported the results of study by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The study found that Duke University athletes post high graduation rates, while graduation rates for UNC athletes were mediocre. But the results for UNC should not be interpreted negatively, says Steve Kirschner, Director of Communications for UNC’s Athletic Department.

Elon College

Elon College “A Hidden Jewel,” According to Study, UNC Voters Approve Bonds

A Great Place to Party? Survey Says… Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the dubious honor of being rated on www.PartySchool.com – a web site that rates schools’ party scenes, gives advice on planning parties (including a list of drinking games “to get the party started”), and provides the “world’s only patented, scientifically proven cure” for combatting hangovers. PartySchool.com awarded UNC-CH with 4 out of 5 stars for its “wild” party scene.

Student Congress Backs Universal Health Care

The Student Congress of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently expressed its support of legislative efforts to provide universal health care in North Carolina.