Carolina in the
Here is a sampling
of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently
in the media:
follows UNC lead on aid plan
The Associated Press (National)
The University of Louisville plans to offer low-income students a new
type of financial assistance in the fall using a plan modeled after
one in North Carolina. ...In North Carolina, the program has proven
to be successful and popular, with the first class of "Covenant
Scholars" set to graduate next year, said Shirley Ort, the associate
provost and director of scholarships and student aid at the University
of North Carolina.
Related link: http://insidehighered.com/news/2007/01/05/qt
Courts Unions Heading into 08
The New York Times
Coming out of a 2004 campaign year in which he staged an upstart bid
for the Democratic presidential nomination and ended up on the ticket
as the partys vice presidential running mate, former North Carolina
Sen. John Edwards could have bided his time before committing to another
White House try in 2008. ...Edwards official occupation as he
entered the presidential derby was head of a recently established center
on poverty issues at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel
Hill, where he attended law school.
Moral and Practical Law Schools
Inside Higher Ed
Law schools need to do a better job integrating the teaching of legal
doctrine with a much stronger focus on helping students develop practical
lawyering skills and understandings of ethical and moral
considerations, according to a new study from the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching. ...But our hope is that there could
be more of these, more places for more students, said Judith Welch
Wegner, who led the study. Wegner is a professor of law at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a past president of the Association
of American Law Schools.
Related link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aTDpgUooX1no&refer=canada
Behavior Linked to Risk of Alcoholism
A lack of impulse control may be a warning sign for an increased risk
of alcoholism, a new study suggests. ..."This finding extends work
that this group [of researchers] and others have been doing for many
years," said Dr. J.C. Garbutt, a professor of psychiatry at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
drugs are toxic and don't rid body of latent HIV, experts note
In the hide-and-seek game played out between scientists and HIV over
the last 25 years, the virus has so far been winning. ...Cutting-edge
drug therapies have already beaten HIV down to infinitesimally low levels.
In 2005, a team led by Dr. David Margolis of the University of North
Carolina made a big splash by announcing in the New England Journal
of Medicine that it had significantly depleted levels of latent virus
in four patients.
Raise Concerns About Damage to Heart Valves From 2 Parkinson's Drugs
Two drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson's diseaseParkinson's disease
appear to increase the risk of heart valve disease, according to new
research that also raises safety questions about similar-acting drugs.
...(Brian) Roth, who is a professor of pharmacology at the University
of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, says all investigational
drugs and byproducts should be screened for 5-HT2B activity in the future.
of L will help poorest students
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
To offset rising tuition, the University of Louisville plans to pay
its lowest-income students the difference between college costs and
financial aid. ...The new program is based on a similar program at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that began in 2003.
Related link: http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/16388008.htm
U of L program will cover college costs for low-income students
Business First of Louisville
The University of Louisville is launching a new program to make college
more affordable for low-income students. ...Cardinal Covenant is modeled
after the University of North Carolina's Carolina Covenant program.
issued to curb TAKS cheating
The Houston Chronicle
Schools would be randomly audited and students' test scores would be
subject to regular statistical analysis under a set of recommendations
released Thursday to try to curb cheating on the Texas Assessment of
Knowledge and Skills. ...Gregory Cizek, a professor of educational measurement
and evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who
advised Texas' task force, said he's pleased with the recommendations.
the World Listen' film documents the influence of hip-hop in the Delta
The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)
A documentary on a Mississippi Delta hip-hop artist shows that fertile
dirt that grew blues and gospel music hasn't lost its juice. ...The
half-hour documentary is co-directed by University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill students Ali Colleen Neff and Brian Graves with Delta
hip-hop artist Jerome "TopNotch the Villain" Williams. It
focuses on Williams and his group Da FAM (For All Mississippi), their
struggles and community values expressed through improvised rhyme and
State and Local
law: Beyond case analysis
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Legal education should emphasize the ethical and practical skills needed
to succeed as a lawyer alongside case analysis, a new study led by a
former UNC law school dean recommends. ..."This is such a potent
approach to teaching and learning that in a way it has driven out the
other aspects [of what it means to be a lawyer]," said Judith Wegner,
a professor and former dean of the UNC School of Law and leader of the
down on rural roads (Editorial)
The Daily Dispatch (Henderson)
Speed kills, especially excessive speed on roads not meant to accommodate
such rapid transit. The University of North Carolina Highway Safety
Center and AAA Carolinas in evaluating traffic fatality data from 2005
found that Warren County was the place where motorists were most likely
to die in a crash that year.
Related link: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/articles/2007/01/05/news/news02.txt
the Orange (Editorial)
The Chapel Hill Herald
So, Happy 2007. According to surveys that UNC Chapel Hill and Washington
University conducted, about 40 percent of us have made resolutions for
the new year. As for the other 60 percent, well, they're probably having
another cup of coffee, smoking a cigarette or slathering more cream
cheese on a cinnamon crunch bagel as they read this.
helped (Letter to the editor)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
In response to a Jan. 1 People's Forum letter questioning where John
Edwards was after Hurricane Katrina, here's an answer: in New Orleans,
working alongside college students to rebuild a broken city. In March
2006, Edwards led students from 10 universities to New Orleans during
their spring break, including the group that I was in, from UNC-Chapel
Issues and Trends
gets approval for air ambulance service
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Critically ill and injured patients in Eastern North Carolina will have
more and faster options for care by the end of the year. ...The county's
emergency services have called on helicopters from UNC Hospitals and
Duke University Medical Center occasionally, but those hospitals are
too far away to always be practical, Myers said.
can start applying for aid
The Winston-Salem Journal
The new year will bring a new source of money for some North Carolina
college students. ...The maximum financial-aid award is $2,300 - likely
not enough to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees at a school
in the University of North Carolina system, or such living expenses
as room and board - but it adds to a growing pot of state aid for college.
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