Friday March 6th 2015

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UNC board closes Poverty Center

In a raucous meeting, protesters criticize the vote as a politically-motivated attack on academic freedom and free speech. [Read More]

Faculty voice concerns about Poverty Center vote

UNC's Chancellor and faculty disagree with the decision to close the Poverty Center and promise to continue the Center's work. [Read More]

Tuition rises to help retain top faculty

The Board of Governors votes to increase tuition in an effort to keep top faculty members from fleeing for better pay. [Read More]

Students criticize tuition increase

The Board of Governors decision to increase tuition frustrates some students, who say they're already struggling to afford college. [Read More]

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Snow causes cancellations, frustration

UNC has canceled or delayed classes eight times in the past several weeks. But not all students are happy to miss class. [Read More]

Staying green in the afterlife

Some residents want to make the Old Carrboro Cemetery a green burial site, where bodies are interred without chemicals or concrete vaults. [Read More]

Artist follows in original muralist’s footprints

For more than 25 years, Michael Brown has been doing murals around Chapel Hill. His apprentice Scott Nurkin is adding his own style to the art. [Read More]

Blended majors open opportunities

UNC is offering three new academic programs that will allow students to pursue multiple passions. [Read More]

NC beer economy brewing

Microbreweries are popping up throughout North Carolina, making the state one of the nation's leaders in the beer production. [Read More]

Sports

Players, coaches recall Smith’s impact

As legendary coach Dean Smith was laid to rest, those around him remembered him for his impact on and off the court. [Read More]

Smith devoted life to fighting for equality, civil rights

Dean Smith's actions in the 1960s helped pave the way for integration in Chapel Hill. [Read More]

Full Shows

Entire program – Feb. 28, 2015

In a raucous meeting, the Board of Governors votes to eliminate the UNC Poverty Center. Students and faculty blast the decision. Tuition is increasing again. Snow cancels classes, bit not all students are celebrating. [Read More]

Entire program – Feb. 21, 2015

Students raise money to honor the legacy of the three young people slain last week. Muslim students feel especially vulnerable after the triple homicide. In an ideological fight, the UNC Board of Governors considers closing three academic centers. [Read More]

Entire program – Feb. 14, 2015

In Chapel Hill and around the world, people seek answers in the killings of three Muslim students. Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was a hate crime, but such cases are hard to prove. Meanwhile, UNC remembers Dean Smith. [Read More]

Entire program – Feb. 7, 2015

UNC faculty want a say in the selection of the next UNC System President. UNC's wrestling coach makes controversial comments about sexual assault on college campuses. Sororities create a new program to address interpersonal violence. [Read More]

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