Lee Roberts: ‘We don’t have a more important institution’
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6d ago
CHAPEL HILL (June 6, 2024) – After clashes with protesters and a “symbolic” vote by trustees to transfer funds out of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, “What I say is that all are welcome here, and that this university is for everybody,” says UNC Chapel Hill’s interim chancellor. Leoneda Inge, co-host of WUNC’s Due South,... READ MORE The post Lee Roberts: ‘We don’t have a more important institution’ appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Dixon to lead NCCU; what next for ECSU?
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by Higher Ed Works
6d ago
RALEIGH (June 6, 2024) – Karrie Dixon oversaw what the UNC System president calls a “remarkable renaissance” at Elizabeth City State University. Now she’ll try to do the same at NC Central University. The UNC System Board of Governors unanimously elected Dixon – who has served as Chancellor at Elizabeth City since 2018 – as... READ MORE The post Dixon to lead NCCU; what next for ECSU? appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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NC State’s Yencho: Impacts both local and global
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by Higher Ed Works
1w ago
RALEIGH (May 30, 2024) – Those sweet potato fries you had the other night? Odds are Craig Yencho had a hand in them. Yencho was recognized by the UNC Board of Governors last week with the O. Max Gardner Award, established in the late governor’s will to recognize faculty who “made the greatest contribution to... READ MORE The post NC State’s Yencho: Impacts both local and global appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Homecoming for a new WSSU chancellor
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by Higher Ed Works
1w ago
WINSTON-SALEM (May 30, 2024) – Winston-Salem State University’s new chancellor is no stranger. As a little girl in a red-and-white dress, she even twirled a baton in WSSU’s homecoming parade. “I don’t know a life without Winston-Salem State University,” says Bonita J. Brown, whose parents met as undergraduates at WSSU. Brown was born in Winston-Salem... READ MORE The post Homecoming for a new WSSU chancellor appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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UNCSA Chancellor: Committed to a sense of belonging
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by Higher Ed Works
1w ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was UNC School of the Arts Chancellor Brian Cole’s message to the UNCSA community after last week’s vote on a new diversity and inclusion policy by the UNC System Board of Governors.  Dear UNCSA Community, I am writing to share my report from the May 2024 meeting of the UNC Board... READ MORE The post UNCSA Chancellor: Committed to a sense of belonging appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Sending ‘the wrong message’
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by Higher Ed Works
2w ago
RALEIGH (May 24, 2024) – It’s 0.17% of NC State University’s budget. A report last week revealed that NC State likely spends more on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs than any other university in the 17-campus UNC System – $3.4 million in 2022-23. Yet that amounts to “less than one fifth of 1 percent... READ MORE The post Sending ‘the wrong message’ appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Hans: ‘The most freedom-loving corner of our society’
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2w ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: UNC System President Peter Hans made the following remarks at the Red, White and Carolina Blue ceremony May 10 honoring veterans and military graduates. CHAPEL HILL (May 10, 2024) – There are a lot of humbling, gratifying moments in this job, but it’s rare that I get to say with such conviction that... READ MORE The post Hans: ‘The most freedom-loving corner of our society’ appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Help a student finish
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by Higher Ed Works
3w ago
RALEIGH (May 15, 2024) – It might be a car repair. Or a student has a child. Or they suddenly face medical bills. Or trouble with child care. Any number of obstacles can crop up that stop a student from finishing college. Life happens. As the state pushes to reach a goal of 2 million... READ MORE The post Help a student finish appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Nonprofit urges support for better NC teacher pay
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1M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Rice (919) 610-0718 RALEIGH (May 10, 2024) – A new statewide campaign from a nonprofit group aims to build support for state legislators to significantly raise teacher pay in North Carolina. “North Carolinians value our teachers,” said Paul Fulton, Chair of Public Ed Works. “They are essential to our democracy... READ MORE The post Nonprofit urges support for better NC teacher pay appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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Don’t short-circuit chancellor search
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by Higher Ed Works
1M ago
RALEIGH (May 8, 2024) – There’s a process to choose chancellors at UNC System campuses. Follow it. If there was any doubt university leadership has become hyper-politicized in recent years, state House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger removed it last week. As if we need more evidence, both declared that ‘interim’ should... READ MORE The post Don’t short-circuit chancellor search appeared first on Public Ed Works ..read more
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