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University of North Carolina Denies Claims of Pro-Islam Bias

The University of North Carolina (UNC) is disputing the Trump administration’s claim that its joint Middle Eastern studies program with Duke University lacks balance, focusing on the “positive aspects of Islam” while having an “absolute absence” of a similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity and Judaism.

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Trump Admin Tells UNC, Duke to Revise Islam Program or Lose Taxpayer Funds

The Trump administration is calling on the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Duke University to revise their joint Middle Eastern studies program or lose taxpayer funding. According to the Department of Education, the program offers very few, “if any,” programs focused on the historic discrimination against religious minorities in the Middle East, and lacks balance, focusing on the “positive aspects of Islam” while having an “absolute absence” of a similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity and Judaism.

The Associated Press

Duke, NC State Might Host Women’s Tourney Despite LGBT Law

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed Monday for the women’s basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that’s lost several sports events because of a divisive law.

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