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on Billion-Dollar Campaigns at 24 Universities
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The 24 American universities that are seeking to raise at least $1-billion
collected a total of $316-million in gifts and pledges during the last
month for which they had data available....The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, $1.423-billion as of February 28 (increase
of $16.7-million in the last month); the goal is $1.8-billion by 2007.
of staff at homes is lacking
The Baltimore Sun
Group homes for children can employ almost anyone -- even convicted
criminals...."The more tools you have to solve a problem - whether
you're sitting at a computer or working on your car or dealing with
a child who is breaking down - the less likely you're to get at wits'
end and think the only way to get at this is to overpower it,"
said Richard P. Barth, a University of North Carolina professor
who is an authority on group home care.
State & Local
review sells UNC prof on light therapy
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Though therapists have explored the role of light in preventing depression
for more than two decades, many -- including UNC psychiatrist Robert
Golden -- have been skeptical about its value, especially in comparison
to standard treatments such as psychotherapy and mood-enhancing drugs.
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr05/lighttherapy040405.html
Hoops title nets
News & Record (Greensboro)
The University of North Carolina basketball team left St. Louis on Tuesday
with much more than a piece of hardware and some strands of nylon in
its collective grasp...."This is much like what happened to Boston,"
said Jerry Lucido, the university's vice provost for admissions and
enrollment management, referring to the historic comeback by the
Red Sox in the World Series.
North Carolina Fund
"The State of Things" WUNC-FM
In 1963, North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford introduced one of the
most innovative, state-level, anti-poverty programs in the country.
Comprised of 11 community action programs, the North Carolina Fund served
as a model and a catalyst for President Lyndon Johnson's "War on
Poverty." Host Melinda Penkava discusses the history of North Carolina's
own war on poverty with Jim Leloudis, professor of history at UNC-Chapel
Hill; David Dodson, president of MDC, Inc.; and Shirley Hise, executive
director of the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development for Mitchell
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr05/pollonpoverty041105.html
Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty - Poverty Then & Now
In 1963, North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford announced a new effort
to fight poverty in the state.
Note: Joyce Clayton, director of Upward Bound, was interviewed
for this story.
Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty - Who is Poor?
Not so long ago in North Carolina, it was the elderly who were likely
to be poor; nowadays, it is children. It used to be that most poor North
Carolinians lived in rural areas; now they live in cities.
Note: Jim Johnson, director of urban investment strategies at the
Kenan-Flagler Business School, was interviewed for this segment.
Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty - Remembering the North Carolina
For five turbulent years in the 1960s, North Carolina pioneered a ground
breaking anti-poverty program.
Note: Jim Leloudis, professor of history, was interviewed for
Resort Area Should Buy Sewer Lines For Community
The Associated Press (N.C.)
A civil rights organization wants Moore County to use money earned by
the golf industry to pay for sewer service in a poor, black community
that borders Pinehurst...."As the U.S. Open tees off, Moore County
residents less than two miles from Pinehurst No. 2 (golf course) still
must contend with failing septic systems and potential health risks,"
Chris Brook of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North
Carolina wrote recently.
school day debated
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Wind resistance is usually a topic for college engineering students...."There's
more evidence that [full-day kindergarten] benefits children,"
said Pam Winton, senior scientist and director of Outreach for the
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.
to offer testing for HIV
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
A big crowd is expected to flood Franklin Street again this weekend,
only this time the gathering will be more than an ovation for the victorious
Tar Heel basketball team....This year, though, Dr. Charles van der
Horst, an infectious-disease physician at UNC-Chapel Hill, is offering
something different: free rapid HIV tests and results within 30 minutes.
shouldn't play role of campus speech police (Opinion and Editorial Column)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
When he heard what graduate history course I'd signed up for at Western
Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., a few months ago, a friend
laughed....At least one speaker who didn't meet the legislature's standards
of patriotism lectured from the edge of Franklin Street to students
on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.
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