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A closer look at North Carolina’s thriving HBCUs

Feb. 22. By Joe Killian/NC Policy Watch. As Black History Month commences its final week, North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have endured a series of bomb threats leading to closures, disruptions and fear of hate-based terrorism that the FBI reports is at a 12-year high across America. Nonetheless, the UNC System’s HBCUs continue to thrive, […]

College bound? How to find the right ‘fit’ is topic of virtual workshop Feb. 5

Jan. 27. Davidson College will hold a virtual workshop for high school juniors (and interested parents and mentors) to help find the right fits among colleges and universities. The session will provide insight on how to sift through thousands of colleges and universities so that you can create a thoughtful and intentional list of institutions. […]


Appalachian State students whipsawed over conflicting COVID messages from faculty, administration

Jan. 12. By Joe Killian/NC Policy Watch. Students at Appalachian State University in Boone are getting conflicting messages from faculty and administrators as tensions over the university’s handling of COVID-19 in the spring semester boil over. In an open letter to students sent Sunday evening, Richard Rheingans, a professor in the Department of Sustainable Development, wrote the […]


Cities in the Carolinas among best for recent grads

May 20. Got a new graduate in the family and worried about how hard it will be for them to find a good job? The Charlotte region is a good job market compared to much of the rest of the nation, but Durham and Raleigh are better. Durham came in at No. 9; Raleigh at […]