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UNC-Chapel Hill will pay a $1 million penalty for exceeding the system’s cap on out-of-state students. The Board of Governors approved the fine at its meeting Friday.

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UNC Chapel Hill students aired their frustrations at a town hall meeting Thursday night about race and inclusion. It comes on the heels of several campus protests across the country related to racial issues. As WUNC's Reema Khrais reports, many students demanded answers and action from university administrators.

Two Triangle Chemists Win Nobel Prize

Oct 8, 2015

Two of the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry live and work in the Triangle. Aziz Sanjar is a professor of bio-chemistry and bio-physics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Paul Modrich is a professor of bio-chemistry at Duke University.  As WUNC’s Dave DeWitt reports, it was another example of collaboration between two universities that may be known best as fierce rivals.

UNC Board Approves Tuition Hikes, Closes 3 Policy Centers

Feb 27, 2015
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The 32-member UNC Board of Governors unanimously voted this afternoon to close three university-based policy centers. The action included closure of UNC- Chapel Hill’s Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity.

“I disagree with this action. I hoped we could find a different way of going forward,” said UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt. “What the faculty and students I believe are saying is they’re very fearful this decision is having a chilling effect on their work and their perspectives on the area of poverty.”

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Kenneth Wainstein says academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill began more than 20 years ago. The former federal prosecutor detailed the findings of his eight month investigation Wednesday. It’s the latest in a series of investigations that marks one of the worst scandals in the school’s 225-year history. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC reports that for the first time, the school conceded this is an academic and an athletic issue.

We’ve all done it:  written a sentence and misplaced or just forgotten to use an apostrophe.  Take the word “its” for example.  If it has an apostrophe, "it's" is a contraction for “it is” or “it has.”  Well, there’s a movement of sorts to rid the English language of the apostrophe all together.  You can find out more at a site called Killtheapostrophe.com  We decided to find out more from UNC Chapel Hill English Professor and Linguist Connie Eble.  She says everything will be just fine if the apostrophe dies.

Folt installed as UNC's new chancellor

Oct 13, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill installed its 11th chancellor on Saturday, the first woman to hold the position. Carol Folt is the former interim president at Dartmouth College. Folt said during the ceremony she was overwhelmed by "Carolina warmth and a Tar Heel welcome." She replaces Holden Thorp, UNC-Chapel Hill’s leader since 2008.

A new rating of programs which train teachers is creating a stir.  The review by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds most college and university education departments have become what it calls “an industry of mediocrity.”  U.S. News and World Report published the ratings this week.   They’re generating a lot of criticism and not just from schools which scored poorly.