‘1619 Project’ Author Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejects UNC Tenure Offer

New York Times writer and “1619 Project” author Nikole Hannah-Jones has rejected the tenured position of the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at the University of North Carolina (UNC)’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and will instead be accepting a role at historically black college Howard University.

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UNC Prof. Receives $500K Retirement Settlement After Celebrities Call for His Firing

Professor Mike Adam of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will receive a $500,000 settlement in exchange for his retirement from the university just weeks after administrators faced pressure to fire Adams for a politically incorrect social media post. In May, celebrities called on the university to fire Adams over a tweet that he made about coronavirus lockdown policy.

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U. of Alabama, UNC Among Colleges Reopening in the Fall

More universities and colleges have announced that their plan to reopen their campuses in the fall, including the University of Alabama and the University of North Carolina. However, students and faculty will be required to comply with social distancing policies designed to mitigate the spread of the Chinese virus.

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Poll: UNC Chapel Hill Students Want More Conservative Guest Speakers

A new poll created by three professors at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, revealed that students want more conservative guest speakers on campus. According to the results, only a minority of campus leftists want to shut down conservative guest speakers. They found that 80 percent of self-identified liberals on campus feel it is wrong to “de-platform” speakers for their political views. Despite the positives, the survey also found a high percentage of conservatives remain worried about expressing their views on campus.

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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.

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UNCW Professors Rebuke Commencement Speaker for ‘Sexist’ Remark Praising Marriage

University of North Carolina Wilmington professors expressed their outrage over a commencement speaker who supposedly made a “sexist” remark during his address to graduating students. The speaker, Thomas Fetzer, suggested that a man should invest in a diamond ring for his future wife, to which one professor reacted by claiming his remark was “something right out of 1965.”

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Mason Passes Hart for POY; Final 4 AZ, UNC, Nova, Zags

Kansas Frank Mason torched the 6th best defense in the country to pass Villanova’s Josh Hart in the two way race for Player of the Year, according to www.valueaddbasketball.com. However, the Value Add team rankings place Hart’s Villanova in the Final Four along with Gonzaga, UNC and Arizona.

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UNC Settles with Whistleblower for $335K

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has agreed to pay $335,000 to a former employee to settle a lawsuit she brought against the school after facing what she claimed was retaliation for whistleblowing on lax academic standards for athletes.


UNC Seeks to Fire Prof in Athlete Grade-Fixing Scandal

The latest in the wide ranging athletic grade fixing scandal in the nation’s colleges and universities finds the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill moving to dismiss a staff member and attempting to fire a professor involved in helping athletes pass non-existent classes in order to maintain eligibility for the school’s athletic programs.