How North Carolina failed its #MeToo moment – 100 years ago


The #MeToo movement of a century ago did not have a hashtag and did not involve sexual harassment in its narrowest sense. But it did involve women’s fight for dignity and equality. And it faced considerable opposition from men who found the idea of women involved in politics ludicrous, threatening, socialistic or against God’s plan. One hundred years ago, voting … Read More

Professor, Wife Make Largest Deferred Estate Gift To UNCP


PEMBROKE — The largest donation in the history of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has come from one of the campus’ own. Ben Bahr, UNCP’s William C. Friday chair and distinguished professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and his wife, Alyson, an accomplished artist, have made a deferred estate gift that is the largest in UNCP’s history to … Read More



CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina announced that Ben Bahr, the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, is the recipient of the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award. The award, established by the will of former North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner, recognizes faculty who have “made the … Read More

Running UNC has long been a numbers game – Christensen


The first bill Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed was a measure reducing the UNC board from 32 members to 24 members – a change pushed by the Republican-controlled legislature, who argued the larger board was unwieldy. If you think the 32-member board was large, consider this: The old Consolidated University system had a 100-member board… Read Article

Seven to receive North Carolina Award in November


Aziz Sancar and Paul L. Modrich, both at UNC-Chapel Hill and winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in discovering different ways that damaged DNA could be repaired, leading to new ways to treat cancer and other diseases. Read Article