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UNC System issues new directives after U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions

BY: - August 23, 2023

The UNC System has issued directives to its 17 campuses on how to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision on the role of race in admissions. Over five pages, it lays out specific policies for universities and warns against actions and policies not explicitly prohibited by the Supreme Court decision, due to “the […]

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New UNC-Chapel Hill policy all but bans asking applicants about racial experiences

BY: - July 28, 2023

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees passed changes to the university’s non-discrimination policy Thursday that some members warned go well beyond  last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision against considering race in admissions. The high court’s ruling found using race as a criterion in admissions decisions to be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection […]


Affirmative action.

BY: - July 24, 2023

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Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling spurs a political battle over college admission policies

BY: - July 24, 2023

When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz faced questions about a new tuition and outreach program from the UNC Board of Governors last week, it laid bare a looming political conflict at colleges across the nation. How will they react to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against race in admissions? And will they face pressure […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor faces UNC Board of Governors questions over tuition plan

BY: - July 20, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz appeared before a special meeting of the UNC System Board of Governors Wednesday to explain his plan to fully cover tuition and fees for in-state students whose families earn less than $80,000 a year. The plan would apply only to students enrolling at UNC-Chapel Hill, not other campuses within the […]

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UNC leaders, faculty and political leaders react to U.S. Supreme Court decision on admissions

BY: - June 29, 2023

Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision  against race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University was swift Thursday, with opponents decrying a fundamental change in higher education as UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC System officials said they would follow the ruling. “We are closely reviewing today’s decision and will follow the law,” said […]


U.S. Supreme Court gets one right

BY: - June 13, 2023

Tonight: UNC-Chapel Hill panel discussion on “Faith and Abortion”

BY: - March 22, 2023

On Wednesday evening UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program for Public Discourse will hold a panel discussion on Faith and Abortion as the last event in its Abbey Speaker Series this academic year. The discussion comes as the Republican majority in the North Carolina General Assembly pursues new restrictions on abortion, part of a wave of such legislation […]

Experts debate affirmative action in admissions at UNC as Supreme Court weighs the issue

BY: - March 1, 2023

Last week, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program for Public Discourse began its 2023 series of public discussions with a panel on affirmative action in university admissions. This week, that discussion is available in its entirety on the program’s YouTube channel.   In late October the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases over affirmative action in […]

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Biden student debt relief plan met with skepticism from U.S. Supreme Court conservatives

BY: - March 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — The majority conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday that the Biden administration had the authority to implement a federal student debt relief program that was estimated to potentially aid millions of borrowers. The conservative justices, who hold a 6-3 majority on the court, questioned whether the Department of Education could implement a program without explicit congressional approval that would cost more than $400 billion over the course of 30 years. 

The most impactful agricultural story of 2022

BY: - December 30, 2022

Whew… what a year. If you closely follow ag doings, you know there’s plenty to talk about. If not, well let me get you caught up. First, three stories that fall just a wee bit short of the most impactful agricultural story of 2022.