The Year’s Top 10

Looking Back at 2019’s Most-Read Feature Stories   As the year comes to a close, it’s worth looking back at the UNC System’s efforts—at every level—to improve lives and strengthen North Carolina. University leadership has been working hard on new initiatives to promote student success. Research, teaching, and engagement has been revitalizing local economies. Students …

University gains $1.25 million federal grant for autism-related training

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for groundbreaking instruction to prepare professionals for work with children with autism. The grant will be distributed over five years to the university and used to train 60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology programs on how …

Three NC HBCUs awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the Department of Defense

Fayetteville State University (FSU) was one of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from North Carolina awarded 2019 Research Equipment Awards by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The other North Carolina schools are Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina A&T State University. The DoD awarded $23.2 million …

Reflections on Giving Tuesday

Annual Event Serves as a Festive Culmination of Year-round Service Just on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, the unofficial national holiday focused solely on acts of generosity. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni all across the state are collaborating on donation campaigns, creating a groundswell of charitable giving. While charitable …

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