Author: Carolina Connection Published: April 19th, 2013
by Kirsten Chang
When Carol Folt’s name was announced a week ago as UNC’s next chancellor, many people were surprised. She’s been at Dartmouth College, a private Ivy League in New Hampshire, for almost thirty years. But what is she like as an administrator?
Carolina Connection’s Kirsten Chang talked to some of Folt’s colleagues at Dartmouth about what she brings to the table as a leader.
Author: Carolina Connection Published: April 13th, 2013
by James Kaminsky
A lot of college students remember their first time voting. But if you want to vote in the next election at school, it could cost your family a lot of money. James Kaminsky reports on a proposal in the state legislature that encourages college students to vote at home.
Students rally on campus to protest a proposal in the state legislature that could make it harder for them to vote. Photo by Mike Rodriguez
Author: Carolina Connection Published: April 12th, 2013
by Mike Rodriguez
Several athletic and academic scandals in the past couple of years have left UNC juggling the two areas of campus life.
Friday, a panel of former student-athletes and higher education leaders from across the nation will discuss the role of athletics at UNC. One of the speakers will be Jay Bilas, who played basketball at Duke and is now with ESPN.
He joins us to talk about some of the issues the panel will consider
Author: Carolina Connection Published: April 6th, 2013
by Kirsten Chang
Some North Carolina leaders want to stop UNC’s new gender-neutral housing program before it even starts.
Starting this fall, the program will allow students of different genders to live together on campus. It’s especially a priority for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer.
But under a bill introduced in the state legislature this week, it wouldn’t happen at all.