April 20, 2005

Carolina in the News

Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina
people and programs cited recently in the media:

National Coverage

Some Extra Heft May Be Helpful, New Study Says
The New York Times

People who are overweight but not obese have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight, federal researchers are reporting today...."This is a well-known group, and I thought their analysis and their statistical approaches were very good," said Dr. Barbara Hulka, an emerita professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina.
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Family Matters

The girl's name was Sally. She was 10 years old and had never had serious health problems. But when Dr. William Coleman met her last winter, she was irritable, withdrawn and plagued by stomachaches. Coleman, a pediatrician at the University of North Carolina's Center for Development and Learning, referred Sally to a therapist but there was no improvement.

India China Trade
Voice of America

India and China recently signed an agreement aimed at resolving a decades-long border dispute between the two countries. At the same time, leaders of the two nations also agreed on improving trade and cultural ties. As their economies continue to grow, will bilateral trade bring India and China closer together? We put the question to Sridhar Balasubramanian, a business professor at the University of North Carolina.

Charles Hauser, Leader of a First Amendment Fight, Dies at 76
The New York Times

Charles McC. Hauser, a longtime editor of The Providence Journal who risked prison by defying a federal judge in a First Amendment battle, died on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 76.
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State & Local Coverage

NCAA president understands lure of NBA millions
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

NCAA president Myles Brand has a message for the likes of Raymond Felton, Sean May, Rashad McCants and Marvin Williams....UNC Chancellor James Moeser is going to be part of that process, Brand said, with Moeser's appointment to the NCAA's Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics.
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr05/brand040105.html

Brand warns against "arms race"
News & Record (Greensboro)

NCAA president Myles Brand implored universities and colleges Tuesday to clamp down on spiraling athletics department budgets that "are blurring the line between the world of pro and college sports."...Brand made his remarks, at times blunt and direct, at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School Tuesday night during a forum on the challenges facing intercollegiate athletics.

NCAA president visits UNC
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

NCAA President Myles Brand thinks necessary academic reforms are now in place to emphasize "the student" in student-athletes as the governing body for intercollegiate sports begins its 100th year.

Campus landscape examined
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

No one would dare put a chain saw to the celebrated Davie Poplar -- a towering timber that, as legend has it, rises from the spot where William R. Davie stepped down from his horse in 1792, surveyed the surroundings and chose the site for the University of North Carolina.

Morning Briefing
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Federal Reserve vice chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., right, will discuss the importance of America's growing trade deficit with members of the Economics Club of UNC-Chapel Hill today.

Accessibility is virtual schools' virtue
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Judith Darling's class roster includes students who live in places as far flung as Hatteras, Plymouth and Robeson County.....LEARN NC, the program that Darling teaches with part time, offers 18 Advanced Placement courses through a joint project of UNC-Chapel Hill and the state Department of Public Instruction.

Durham's sales boom hurts Orange, Wake
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

While new shopping options in Durham County may be keeping Bull City residents closer to home, Durham's growing retail sector is probably also luring shoppers from Orange and Wake counties...."Certainly the variety of shopping opportunities is quite a bit larger than it is in Orange County," added James F. Smith, an economist and adjunct professor at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Robert Kennedy Jr. to speak tonight
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an environmental attorney, author, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak in UNC-Chapel Hill tonight.

Issues & Trends

At a Congressional Hearing, Federal Student Aid Gets the Blame for Rising Tuition
The Chronicle of Higher Education

If the U.S. Congress wants to curb the growth in college prices, it should put "the brakes" on spending on federal student aid, a scholar from a conservative think tank told lawmakers on Tuesday.
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Let the sun shine on UNC (Editorial)
Wilmington Star-News

UNC Board of Governors Chairman Brad Wilson wants to let the public know the names of the finalists to replace retiring President Molly Broad.

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