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Math Mistake Means One Out, Another In On UNC Board

RALEIGH – A math error by North Carolina House members counting ballots means one person elected to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors this week won’t join the panel after all. The House elected eight people to the board Wednesday, like lawmakers do every two years. But House Rules Chairman Tim Moore announced Thursday the House clerk’s office had determined a number was transposed as he and other lawmakers tallied ballots for 14 nominees. The chamber made several parliamentary maneuvers and recounted the ballots. Seven of the eight nominees elected Wednesday still won Thursday. But the new...

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UNC Answers Feds’ Questions About Sexual Assaults

CHAPEL HILL – Officials with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they’ve responded to questions from federal education officials about campus response to sexual assault cases. The school had until Thursday to file its response to questions from the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education. OCR sent a letter in March, saying it would investigate the school after five women filed a complaint in January about how UNC-CH handles sexual assault cases. The five women alleged violations of Title IX, education’s gender-equity law, in the handling of sexual assault cases. They filed...

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Legislators Elect Next Class To Serve On UNC Board

RALEIGH – The General Assembly has elected its next class of 16 people to serve on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The House and Senate held separate elections Wednesday to pick eight people apiece to serve on the 32-member board, which sets policy for UNC’s 17 campuses. They’ll serve four-year terms. New board members include former state Rep. Laura Wiley of Greensboro, Hendrick Motorsports executive Scott Lampe of Davidson, Raleigh attorney Steven Long and Greenville radio personality Henry Hinton. House Democrats and Republicans argued about the election, won mostly by Republican nominees. Rep. Mickey Michaux of...

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UNC-CH Has 20 Days To Provide Sexual Assault Details

RALEIGH – The federal office investigating allegations about the way the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill handles sexual assault cases is seeking reams of information from the school within 20 days. The Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education outlined its demands in a letter dated March 1, setting a March 21 deadline. Among the documents OCR requested are those regarding policies, procedures, training and grievance procedures for sexual assault complaints. The office also wants a spreadsheet describing all student complaints about sexual assault. The letter says OCR will address separately allegations of disability...

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