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Duke receives gift to help first-generation students
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
DURHAM – When David Rubenstein enrolled at Duke University in the late 1960s, he was the first of his family to attend college. He was also the recipient of financial aid that made it possible for him to do so. Now chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, Rubenstein has made a $20 million gift to endow a year-old scholarship program for
HIV advocates head to the General Assembly
Saturday, April 22, 2017
RALEIGH – Patients, health care providers, community leaders and advocates will gather in Raleigh on Tuesday for HIV Speaks on Jones Street: NC HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day 2017. HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day 2017 will be hosted by the North Carolina AIDS Action Network, an organization working to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected
Thursday, April 20, 2017
N.C. CENTRAL Former astronaut and Lowe’s Companies Inc. executive Joan Higginbotham will deliver the keynote address at NCCU’S 129th Commencement May 13, 9 a.m. in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Higginbotham will speak to approximately 762 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees. According to estimates from the Registrar’s
SCHOOL NEWS: Test anxiety can be overcome
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Warmer temperatures, longer days... all sure signs it's time for students to face a barrage of testing. From end-of-year subject exams to standardized national tests, there's more than enough to challenge the average student. Unfortunately, for some students, any testing presents a significantly stressful situation. It's called "test anxiety." Students who
Enloe 10-grader makes poetry finals
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Enloe High 10-grader Iman Dancy is headed to the national Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, D.C., on April 25. Dancy will join more than 50 high school students from across the country who will gather to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry. Poetry Out Loud is an annual recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment
Governor’s Chief of Staff: ‘Do every job well’
Friday, April 7, 2017
DURHAM – Kristi Jones, chief of staff for Gov. Roy Cooper, spoke to students at North Carolina Central University’s 68th annual Honors Convocation, urging them to strive for excellence at every step in their future careers. The April 6 event inside McDougald-McLendon Arena recognized the academic achievements of its Eagle scholars, including
SORORITY NEWS: Miss Jabberwock 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
DURHAM – Six beautiful debutantes graced the stage of the Hillside High School Auditorium in anticipation of the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Jabberwock Scholarship Gala. The 2017 theme was “Precious Stones, Priceless Treasures.” The debutantes showed off their talents with contemporary dance,
Thursday, April 6, 2017
DURHAM COUNTY Superintendent Bert L’Homme announced his retirement at Monday’s school board meeting. Here is his statement: We have made good progress in the last three years, and I had hoped to continue that work and complete my contract in 2020. But the landscape of public education in our state and nation is shifting dramatically. In
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Virginia Union earns top awards

The Virginia Sports Information Directors named CIAA Player of the Year, Ray Anderson, co-player

Duke receives gift to help first-generation students

DURHAM – When David Rubenstein enrolled at Duke University in the late 1960s, he was the

Flag ban supporters present colorful petition to school board

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