By Anne Brenner
  • UNC Students Have New Option When Purchasing Laptops

    April 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

    CHAPEL HILL-UNC began selling MacBook Pros through its Student Stores more than two years ago. Lenovo’s ThinkPad, which was the only option for students previously, soon saw its sales dip with the competition from Apple. For this upcoming school year, Lenovo is introducing a new line of computers for students to choose from in hopes […]

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    Surviving Suspect In Boston Marathon Bombing Captured Alive

    April 20, 2013 at 8:39 am

    WATERTOWN, MASS-Celebrations erupted in suburban Boston last night as the capture of the remaining marathon bombing suspect was announced in a tweet from police. In the Watertown neighborhood where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev engaged in a firefight with police while hiding out in a parked boat, dozens of people at a police barricade cheered and applauded […]

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    Attorney For Ex Of Sexual Misconduct Accuser: “People Want Harm Done To Him”

    March 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-As one UNC student who says her ex-boyfriend sexually abused her continues to speak out against the university’s handling of sexual assault cases, the attorney for the man she accuses says his client is not only being mischaracterized as a rapist—he’s also facing threats of violence. “Since he returned to Chapel Hill at the […]

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    CH Rotary To Hold Interest Event For Potential New Members

    February 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Next month, a prominent local service organization is inviting community members to learn more about its mission. On March 19, the Chapel Hill Rotary Club will host a special membership drive. President Bobbi Wallace says the evening will be designed for those who are considering joining the group. “What we wanted to do was make […]

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    UNC Study: Alzheimer’s Vulnerability May Begin At Infancy

    February 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- A team of UNC researchers recently conducted a study that could be instrumental in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease—and even though the illness is typically associated with older adults, her work involved studying the human brain during a much younger age. UNC assistant professor of psychiatry and study co-author Rebecca Knickmeyer says […]

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    Kids Can Help Other Kids Just By Touching A Truck

    February 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-A little later this spring, one local business leader is giving the area’s elementary school aged children the opportunity to come out for a day of fun—and all of the proceeds will also be helping young people. April will mark the annual “Touch A Truck” event at University Mall. Tom Proctor of the Vacuum Cleaner Hospital, […]

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    UNC To Offer Free Online Courses

    February 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- Beginning next academic year, UNC will take online-based education to the next level—and the effort will also continue the university’s goal to maintain affordability. Vice Provost For Academic Initiatives Carol Tresolini says the university will start offering Massive Open Online Courses, otherwise known as MOOCS, to students all around the world, free of […]

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    UNC Study Shows Diet Soda Might Not Cause Sugar Cravings

    February 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    CHAPEL HILL- If you’re trying to lose weight, a recent UNC study suggests that diet soda at least won’t cause more cravings for sweets—but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll help with the dieting process. “This is a little preliminary, but we showed that dietary beverages don’t increase cravings for sweet foods,” says Carmen Piernas of […]

  • Frank Porter Graham Child Care Center Is Closing After 47 Years

    February 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-In the 1970s, a landmark child development study conducted by UNC researchers called for the start of a child care center. 47 years later, that center still exists- but it’s in its final year. About 2 miles from the UNC campus where undergraduates attend classes daily, teachers are taking care of much younger students. […]

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    Student-Run Organization To Hold Banquet Concerning The Global Water Crisis

    February 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    CHAPEL HILL-A student-run organization in UNC’s School of Public Health is doing its part to combat the global water crisis—and next week, local residents will also have the opportunity to get involved. On Friday March 1, the group, known as “A Drink For Tomorrow,” will be holding its second annual banquet to benefit its projects. Carolina sophomore […]

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