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  • Students Tear Down Anti-Socialism Display, but UNC Charlotte Won’t Investigate

    11/11/2019 7:21:42 AM PST · by karpov · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 11, 2019 | Emma Schambach
    Universities may not target unpopular speech on campus often, but when they fail to protect it, the results are similar to officially silencing speech. A recent example of this lack of effort to protect comes from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where an anti-socialism display was destroyed on campus within a day after the Young Americans for Freedom campus group erected it. I am the founding chairwoman of YAF at UNC Charlotte. I started this group to bring together students who are committed to free speech and the belief in a free marketplace of ideas. Our club hosts...
  • Trump admin could pull Federal funding for Duke-UNC program over alleged pro-Islam bias

    09/25/2019 7:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2019 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump administration has threatened to withdraw federal funding to a joint Duke University-University of North Carolina Middle East studies program over concerns it has misused federal funding and displayed a pro-Islam bias.The Department of Education sent a letter late last month warning the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies that it appears to be failing to meet requirements for a National Resource Center grant for foreign language and culture programs.The department accused the consortium of lacking balance by offering “very few, if any,” programs focused on the historical discrimination faced by religious minorities in the Middle East."[T]here is a...
  • Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

    09/20/2019 4:24:34 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism.
  • Why Is UNC Funding a ‘Hub for Social Justice?’

    06/17/2019 5:50:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 17, 2019 | Magdalene Horzempa
    Campus protests started in the 1960s, but protests on today’s college campuses have a different vibe. While protests in the past pitted students against university leadership, protests in the present are supported and accommodated by presidents and administrators. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for example, college officials waste resources on political activism and social justice projects housed within the Campus Y, Chapel Hill’s “hub for social justice.” Although a substantial portion of its revenues come from gifts and the University Foundation, the Campus Y benefits from its status as an official part of the university as...
  • Commencements Show the UNC System’s Struggles with Political Neutrality

    05/27/2019 6:28:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Magdalene Horzempa
    In 2017, the North Carolina legislature passed House Bill 527 (now State Law 2017-196) to foster open inquiry in the state’s public colleges and universities. One of the provisions ordered the University of North Carolina system Board of Governors to produce an annual report on two categories of intellectual freedom: free speech and institutional neutrality. The law states that colleges should aspire to “institutional neutrality,” where schools do not take a stance on a political issue, so that students and staff don’t feel pressured to share the views of the political majority on campus. However, during the political science commencement...
  • BUSTED: This Pro-Choice Supporter Took A Pro-Life Sign And Then The Police Got Involved

    05/16/2019 2:04:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies ^ | May 16, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Source: Screenshot courtesy of Created Equal We all know the Left is unhinged. When it comes to abortion, it’s jacked up to steroid levels. It’s only going to be exacerbated with the recent anti-abortion bills passed in Georgia and Alabama. The debates will and have been intense. They always are, but we’ve seen a recent spate of violence from the progressive Left on this issue. Pro-lifers have been assaulted and harassed for their advocacy. On the latter example, PA State Rep Brian Sims , a Democrat, decided to show that he was a big tough guy in support of...
  • Student killed at UNC Charlotte tackled shooter in final heroic act

    05/01/2019 7:58:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    NYP ^ | May 1, 2019 | Tamar Lapin
    Riley Howell, hero: A student killed in the University of North Carolina-Charlotte shooting is being hailed as a hero for leaping in front of the gunman in an attempt to stop him. Riley Howell, 21, was in his liberal studies class at the university Tuesday with about 30 other students when the shooter burst in and opened fire. The brave junior ran at the gunman and knocked him off his feet, allowing fellow students the chance to escape. “He’s an athletically built young man and he took the fight to the assailant,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney. “His...

    05/01/2019 5:37:16 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 39 replies
    Time. com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Tara Law
    Two people have been killed and a man is in custody after a shooting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Tuesday. UNCC Chief of Police Jeff Baker said during a media briefing that two people were killed and four were injured in a shooting on the campus, which began at about 5:40 p.m. Three of the injured are currently in critical condition, Baker said. Baker said police were preparing for a Waka Flocka Flame concert set to take place on campus when they were alerted to the shooting. Officers ran to the scene and, within a few minutes, were...
  • Active shooter reported at University of North Carolina Charlotte campus

    04/30/2019 3:38:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2019
    The University of North Carolina on Tuesday said it had received reports of an “active shooter” at its Charlotte campus and local media said three people had been struck by gunfire before a suspect was taken into custody.
  • UNC women’s basketball coaching staff put on leave (culture problem)

    04/02/2019 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN via WTKR ^ | 4/01/19
    The University of North Carolina women’s basketball coaching staff has been placed on paid administrative leave due to “issues raised by student-athletes and others,” according to the school’s athletics department. A law firm, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, will lead a review of the program’s culture and the experience of the student athletes, according to a statement from the UNC Athletics Department. While it’s not known how long the review will take, the department said it would be “thorough and prompt.” “The University of North Carolina is committed to the well-being of our student-athletes and to ensuring that they have...
  • Coach K & No. 1 Duke prep for UNC -- and maybe a former president

    02/20/2019 6:06:23 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 44 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 2/19/19 | Mary Dunleavy
    With two of the premiere college basketball teams right down the road from each other, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski says the rivalry has been a privilege to be a part of. "The programs have produced championships and excellence and pros," said Krzyzewski. "So to be a part of that as a player or a coach, you should be honored." North Carolina leads the all-time series against Duke, but the Blue Devils hold the 54-48 edge when playing at home. And when the game's at Cameron, the stars come out. The latest rumor is that Former President Barack Obama will...
  • Blackmail Added to Mob Rule on UNC Activists’ Resumes

    12/12/2018 5:53:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 12, 2018 | Jay Schalin
    The proper term for the actions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student assistants and instructors threatening to withhold grades unless Silent Sam—a statue of a Confederate soldier who was pulled off his pedestal by a mob of activists in August—is removed from campus is not “strike,” as the activists claim. It is “blackmail.” Blackmail is when one individual or group holds information over another’s head to force them to do their bidding. Granted, this one has a slight twist; usually, blackmail consists of somebody having damaging information that will humiliate or damage their victim unless...
  • At protest, UNC's 'Silent Sam' plan is not enough

    12/04/2018 6:33:06 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 15 replies
    WRAL Raleigh ^ | 12/3/2018 | Sarah Krueger and Candace Sweat
    ...Others questioned the wisdom of investing in a new building when student fees are rising and tuition are rising alongside university expenses. Immediately after the announcement, several groups, including Defend UNC, the UNC Black Congress and the UNC Black Student Movement, issued a letter, saying, "They are building a safe space for white supremacy and forcing us to pay for it."...
  • UNC-A professor charged, accused of taking political sign

    10/13/2018 1:56:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies ^ | October 7, 2018
    A UNC-A instructor is charged with a misdemeanor after accusations that she stole a political sign. Mike Summey, treasurer of the local political action committee Angry Buncombe Taxpayers, says he saw associate English professor Amanda Wray and an unidentified woman grab the sign Friday, near the intersection of Leicester Highway and Mt. Carmel Road. Wray turned herself in Sunday morning. 
  • Kavanaugh accuser Ford nominated for UNC award for her ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’

    10/08/2018 4:42:01 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 77 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer (newspaper) ^ | 10/8/18 | Charles Duncan
    A group of faculty, students and alums at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are nominating Christine Blasey Ford for a Distinguished Alumna Award after she testified before a Senate panel about her sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue tells officers to stand down in texts and emails

    08/30/2018 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Tar Heel ^ | 8/29/18 | MYAH WARD
    Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand down as protesters toppled the Confederate monument Silent Sam, his texts and emails show, according to review of the documents obtained by WRAL News. WRAL news obtained 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from the Police Chief on Aug. 20-21, the article says. These were sent before, during and after the demonstration. At 9 p.m., Blue texted, "Let's give them lots of space," and then, "Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out."
  • UNC to reinstall Confederate monument on campus

    08/27/2018 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 36 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | Daniel Payne
    ‘We will not allow anarchy to reign on our campuses’ The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will re-install a toppled monument to a Confederate soldier on its campus, a decision the university announced several days after a shrieking mob tore it down from its pedestal and vandalized it. The decision was announced by Thom Goolsby, a member of the university’s Board of Governors, who said that the monument will be reinstated as required by state law, according to the news website “Criminals who destroyed state property at UNC and police who did nothing will be held accountable,”...
  • UNC board member calls for Confederate statue to be reinstalled on campus ...

    08/26/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/18 | Avery Anapol
    A board member at the University of North Carolina is calling for a Confederate statue to be promptly reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus after it was toppled by protesters earlier this month. Citing state law on monuments and memorials, UNC Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby said in a YouTube video that the well-known “Silent Sam” monument will be placed back on campus within 90 days.“A statue was torn down by a violent mob and the police stood by and did nothing as that happened,” Goolsby said of the Aug. 20 incident. He said that the university’s board is...
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • Protesters clash at UNC-Chapel Hill, less than a week after Silent Sam was toppled

    08/26/2018 12:00:21 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 8/25/2018
    Videos @ link Police had arrested seven people by early Saturday afternoon, as protesters clashed at UNC-Chapel Hill five days after the toppling of the Silent Sam Confederate monument. In a media conference call later in the day, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt said she won’t be rushed into a decision about what happens next to Silent Sam. She has to keep an “eye on safety, preparing for events and identifying a sustainable solution,” Folt said. “I think we need to really look into that,” she said. “We’ve just had a lot of new information when the Historical Commission looked at...