Running UNC has long been a numbers game – Christensen

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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

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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

Why Aziz Sancar gave his Nobel medal to Turkey

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Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar picked up the most prestigious faculty award from the UNC system at the Board of Governors meeting July 29. The board announced its selections for the O. Max Gardner Award in May, but Sancar wasn’t able to receive the award then because he was in his native Turkey. He was giving away an award… Read Article

Frances Perkins on FDR’s Experience With O Max Gardner

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C.J.: Let me get back to the 1932 election, did you support Franklin Roosevelt as the nominee before the convention? Restriction: Permission from interviewer required for quotation. page 37 Eure: Yeah, was presidential elector. C.J.: But before the convention of the Democratic Party, was he your choice? Eure: Oh yes. And was here then, was in the Department of Personnel. … Read More