Monthly Archives: April 2016

Jobs still coming to North Carolina

The HB2 Economic boycott of North Carolina does not seem to extend to the pharmaceutical industry. Aurobindo Pharma USA has announced 275 new manufacturing jobs will come to Durham. The New Jersey-based company makes generic pharmaceuticals. They’re investing about $32 … Continue reading

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History prof is named Arts & Sciences dean

The search for a new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences has concluded. Dr. Jeff Frederick from the Department of History has been appointed to the position, formerly held by Mark Canada, who took a provost job in … Continue reading

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Schools consolidation plan draws criticism

A plan to consolidate the schools in Robeson County has been getting mixed reviews. The proposed plan would close 30 schools and renovate five. The plan also includes construction of 13 new schools, plus a new career and technical high … Continue reading

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NC Board of Elections encouraging absentee voting

Absentee voting began last week for the June primary in North Carolina, for 16 congressional districts, including District 9, where Scotland and Robeson Counties now fall. The June primary resulted from a court order to re-draw district lines that had … Continue reading

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NC governor modifies House Bill 2 limits

In light of campus protests and high-profile boycotts of North Carolina, Governor McCrory this week issued Executive Order 93, which makes small concessions to HB2 opponents. In it he affirms the right of local governments to establish non-discrimination policies, but … Continue reading

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Dr. Cummings is sworn in as UNCP’s sixth chancellor

Dr. Robin Cummings was officially installed as the sixth chancellor of UNCP on Friday April 8, in a two-hour ceremony in Givens Performing Arts Center. Faculty marched from the Jones Center in full academic regalia, joining staff and students for … Continue reading

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App State protestors end their occupation

At Appalachian State University in Boone, students ended their occupation of the administration building this week. Student activists had been in the building for six days, demanding their chancellor to make a public statement opposing House Bill 2. ┬áPreviously they … Continue reading

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