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HBCU NEWS
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
N.C. CENTRAL NCCU will offer a new major in environment and geographic sciences beginning in fall 2015 following the University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s recent approval of the new program for the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree will provide a comprehensive approach for students planning careers as environmentalists and
 
Hillside assistant principal gets top honor
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The N.C. Association of Principals and Assistant Principals named Hillside High Assistant Principal Jason Jowers the 2015 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year. Jowers, who came to Hillside High to direct its Freshman Academy before becoming an assistant principal, will represent the state in the National Assistant Principal of the Year program,
 
Hazards of holiday: Too much turkey - and family
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
RALEIGH – While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal" in the Christmas stockings of some. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year. Lisa Ferentz, a clinical
 
NCCU graduates charged with creating ‘positive change’
Monday, December 15, 2014
DURHAM – More than 600 N.C. Central graduates were awarded diplomas Saturday during the university’s 124th annual Commencement. During the ceremony, NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White recognized two December graduates: Muhammed Jobe and Melissa Culbreth. Jobe is a first-generation college graduate who moved to the U.S. in 20006 from his home
 
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
DUKE UNIVERSITY With the usual site of Duke’s commencement ceremonies unavailable because of an extensive renovation project, school officials have worked out an agreement with the Durham Bulls to host the May 10 event. “We’re grateful to (Bulls owner) Jim Goodmon and his team for working with Duke to make it possible to hold
 
The "other" list Santa should check
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
RALEIGH – Before filling the stockings of little loved ones this holiday season, gift givers might want to check out a new annual report that lists potential toy dangers to watch out for. Pam Clough, campaign organizer with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, says they've released their "Trouble in Toyland" report for 29 years now, and more than
 
NEWS ‘ROUND RALEIGH
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
RALEIGH – Wake County SmartStart has received a $5,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation equipment grant to expand and further advance outdoor learning environments for young children in child care. The funding supports the work of Preventing Obesity by Design in Wake County, a program of The Natural Learning Initiative of N.C.
 
How to achieve your new year's goals
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
CARY — According to some estimates, about 40 percent of Americans set goals for the new year. About 8 percent actually achieve them. "We hear this story every year, but isn't it time someone asked how those 8 percent are doing it right?" said Janice Russell, president of Minding Your Matters Organizing. "There is no 'trick' with those 8 percent. In
 
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