Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is using major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina.
Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina. Backed by $20 million in donations, Hannah-Jones announced Tuesday the establishment of the Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard to increase diversity in journalism. “How could I believe I’d be able to exert academic freedom with the school’s largest donor so willing to disparage me publicly and attempt to pull the strings behind the scenes?” Hannah-Jones wrote in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Roy Williams, North Carolina men's basketball coach, retires
Roy Williams, the University of North Carolina men's basketball coach, is retiring after leading the team to three NCAA championships, the university announced Thursday. Williams, 70, spent 33 seasons as a head coach, including 18 at his alma mater, North Carolina, and 15 years at Kansas. Williams graduated from North Carolina in 1972 and took a coaching job at Charles D. Owen High School a year later. In 1978, Williams took an assistant coaching position at North Carolina head coach Dean Smith. As a head coach, Williams reached 900 wins in fewer games and seasons than any coach in NCAA history.cbsnews.com
Huff, Hauser lead No. 9 Virginia past UNC, 60-48
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jay Huff had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Virginia took control early and beat North Carolina for the seventh consecutive time 60-48. Sam Hauser added 17 points for 15-3 Virginia and Trey Murphy III had 12 as the ACC-leading Cavaliers won their fourth in a row. The Cavaliers led 21-4 midway through the first half as the Tar Heels missed 13 of their first 15 shots. Luckily we were able to stop that for the most part,” said Cavaliers center Jay Huff.
Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup postponed due to COVID-19
Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young coaches from the bench in the second half of the Virginia Tech - Virginia Military Institute NCAA basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Thursday December 3 2020. Virginia Tech won the game 64-57. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)ROANOKE, Va. – On Saturday, the ACC announced that Tuesday’s Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup has been postponed following a positive test coming from the Hokies program. Virginia Tech hasn’t played since Feb. 6 when it defeated Miami. According to the Hokies’ schedule, as of now, their next game would be on Feb. 20 against the previously mentioned Seminoles.
Hokies take down Tar Heels for a second time this season
BLACKSBURG, Va. – It was yet another single-digit margin of victory---this time with the Virginia Tech women on the right side of score. Elizabeth Kitley helped fuel the offense as the Hokies started off on a 9-0 run. (Jon Fleming)Petra Holesinski led the Tar Heels with 21 points on Sunday, including a crucial jumper with under 5 seconds to play, cutting the Virginia Tech lead down to 2. But the Hokies stellar shooting from the free throw line, 15-of-18, propelled them to a 73-69 victory. “Really good win,” head coach Kenny Brooks said.
Hokies lose to Tar Heels 56-45
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 56-45. The Tar Heels rushed for 399 total yards today. The Hokies showed their moves on the ground as well, as the team rushed for 264 total yards. Tar Heels Quarterback Sam Howell completed 18 of 23 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns. The second of Hooker’s touchdowns took place late in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard completion to Wide Receiver James Mitchell.
"Super healthy" Appalachian State student dies following COVID-19 complications
The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who his mother and former coach described as a "super healthy" athlete, died on Monday due to coronavirus complications, officials said. The Piedmont Pacers, a travel basketball team that Chad Dorrill played on, said Dorrill was their all-time leading scorer and member of the 2018 USSSA National Championship team. The university reported a new high of 159 current COVID-19 cases among students on Tuesday. Three North Carolina colleges, including UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and East Carolina University, have halted physical classes for undergraduate students, after reporting a series of coronavirus outbreaks shortly after students returned to campus.cbsnews.com
'Clear as mud' housing refund plans irk college students
More and more campuses are sparking frustration by releasing plans to keep students' housing payments, even if the campuses shut down again and go entirely online in the fall. The University of South Florida and the University of Maryland have said they would not be obligated to refund students if COVID-19 prompts them to close residence halls. And Stanford University students have complained about having to move abruptly to make room for a quarantine area. The university reversed course the following week and said it would refund students living on its five physical campuses if public health officials ordered residential areas closed. Weiler said WSU wont refund students choosing to leave.
Trump impeachment: Questions about crime, bribery and obstruction dominate historic House hearing
The professors who supported impeachment are Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, and Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina. "If what we are talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable," Gerhardt said during the hearing. Turley, on the other hand, said that if the House votes to impeach Trump for obstruction, it would be those lawmakers, and not Trump, who were guilty of abusing power. The hearing followed the public testimony of a dozen witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee in recent weeks. If the House impeaches Trump on those grounds, it'll set a dangerous new precedent, Turley argued.cnbc.com
Legal settlement will keep Confederate statue off UNC campus
The University of North Carolina announced Wednesday that a torn-down Confederate monument won't return to campus under a legal agreement that hands over the "Silent Sam" statue to a group of Confederate descendants. The university system said the settlement complies with a 2015 North Carolina state law restricting the removal of Confederate monuments. The university system statement said that the settlement was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. University system spokesmen didn't immediately respond to emails asking for a copy of the legal settlement. R. Kevin Stone, commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans' North Carolina division, issued a statement that the group was pleased to gain ownership of the statue.chicagotribune.com
After Mississippi ICE raids, job fair draws hopeful workers
That draining work, at relatively low wages, leads many people to quit. So chicken plants are always hiring. At first, Stuesse said they were people who could legally work. But they were eventually replaced by Mexicans, Guatemalans and others who often lacked legal working papers. Later, came a wave from Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.chicagotribune.com
Report reveals fake classes created for UNC athletes
Report reveals fake classes created for UNC athletes A report released today says an office administrator who worked in the Department of African and Afro-American studies at the University of North Carolina started a scheme to enroll students in classes that never met and had only one minimal requirement. It is estimated that more than 1,400 athletes benefited from the scam. Mark Strassmann reports.cbsnews.com