August 27, 2004

Carolina in the News


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

International Coverage

The poet who spoke for Greece
The Athens (Greece)

Why would Pindar, the greatest lyric poet of classical Greece, compose a quarter of his poetry to honour athletic victors?...William Race is professor of classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

National Coverage

The College Code (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The Wall Street Journal

Last fall, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officially "derecognized" the Alpha Iota Omega Christian fraternity. Earlier this week, AIO filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to get its recognition restored.
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State & Local Coverage


Carolina Covenant offers students education debt-free
WLFL-TV (WB, Raleigh)

Arti Bhatt says she plans to graduate in four years with a degree, but without a big student loan bill. ...In order to qualify, a student must meet certain financial requirements. Shirley Ort says Carolina Covenant helps the school maintain its reputation as the people's university.

Central students solve 'jewel' theft
The High Point Enterprise

For the lab experiment, students assumed the roles of scientists trying to use DNA analysis to identify the person who committed a robbery....James Moeser, chancellor of UNC Chapel Hill, observed the experiment. "We'd love to see some of you at UNC next year," he told Ross' students.

Lawsuit provokes campuswide debate
The Daily Tar Heel

One day after the three members of Alpha Iota Omega stepped into the Pit and made public their intentions to take on the University in federal court, they were ready to return to being anonymous....William Marshall, a UNC-CH law professor and constitutional scholar whom University officials have consulted, said he believes the University is on solid footing.

Legislators say school needs to uphold law
The Daily Tar Heel

There is a certain level of discord state legislators will tolerate from their flagship university....But Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, thinks the University was right to stick to its policy and deny the group recognition.

A fraternity struggles for freedom (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The News & Observer

The year was 1956, and the NAACP faced a grave challenge to its civil rights advocacy in the South....At UNC-Chapel Hill, freedom of association must take a back seat to other values the university considers more important -- among them the state's alleged duty to ensure that religious student groups do not "discriminate."

Not worth saving (Editorial)
The Daily Tar Heel

In most cases, it is important to preserve history. Reminders of the past can serve to inspire us as we forge into the future....The one-story structure, built in the 1920s by an industrialist to house his son while he attended UNC, shouldn't be allowed literally to stand in the way of plans to build the new Arts Common.

Incomes decline in the Triangle
The News & Observer

Household income in the Triangle has declined since 2000, another sign that the region has stumbled since the white-hot economy of the late 1990s...."North Carolina is in a unique and precarious situation," said Jim Johnson, a management professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.

More Americans turn to BBC for news
Rocky Mount Telegram

It may not qualify as another British invasion on the scale of the one that brought The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to American radio....WUNC, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill station heard at 90.9 FM, airs it from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays, midnight Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

Edwards, Kerry daughters to visit
N.C. Associated Press

Cate Edwards and Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry will be in Durham and Chapel Hill on Tuesday for a campaign tour of state universities....The trio of political daughters will be at N.C. Central University on Tuesday morning and at UNC-Chapel Hill at noon, the Kerry/Edwards campaign said Thursday.

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