November 21, 2013 -
The Civitas Institute, a think tank founded and funded by GOP mega-donor and NC budget director Art Pope, demanded emails and other records from UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity Director Gene Nichol shortly after he published a column blasting the McCrory administration. Is this yet another fishing expedition aimed at harassing an outspoken academic?
March 20, 2013 -
Legislation that would ban racial, ethnic or gender history studies from counting toward basic history requirements at Texas universities was spurred by a controversial report from a conservative education policy group that helped get a Chicano newspaper defunded at the state's flagship school.
February 7, 2013 -
John Droz of the American Tradition Institute, a conservative group know for attacking climate scientists, visited North Carolina this week to warn lawmakers that science is under attack -- but his presentation left the actual scientists in the room shaking their heads.
September 18, 2012 -
Conservative donor Art Pope has given millions to North Carolina's public universities, often to have his offers rejected over political controversies. Now he has a seat at the table in deciding the UNC system's future.
October 4, 2011 -
As the Occupy Wall Street protests enter their third week, UNC-Chapel Hill is holding a symposium on the life and work of Frantz Fanon. What message would the Black theoretician have for the activists in the streets of Lower Manhattan?
November 18, 2005 -
The SouthNow blog of the Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life at UNC-Chapel Hill (whew) has been doing an excellent week of coverage on hot Southern political races to watch for 2006.