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Q&A with NC Gov. Roy Cooper: Upcoming issues in the 2024 election, state of higher education

(01/25/24 1:20am)

The Chronicle sat down with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to talk about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2024 elections, the state of higher education, the Israel-Hamas war and his thoughts on the upcoming Duke-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball rivalry matchup. This conversation has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity:

Durham Public Schools will not take money back from overpaid workers following walkouts

(01/23/24 2:31am)

Following a payment mistake that left over 1,000 employees overpaid for months and walkouts after the district announced pay cuts, the Durham Public Schools Board of Education pledged Monday that affected workers can keep what they received through January 2024.

Family members of Israeli captives recount stories, call for hostages’ release at JLD event

(01/18/24 5:33am)

 Relatives of hostages taken in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks in southern Israel spoke to a packed room in the Freeman Center Wednesday evening, sharing their stories and calling on audience members to spread awareness of the hostages remaining in Gaza.

Thousands gather in Cameron Indoor Stadium to celebrate Duke centennial

(01/10/24 3:35am)

Thousands of Duke community members packed into Cameron Indoor Stadium Tuesday for Duke’s Centennial Celebration Kick-off, marking the first of a series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Duke endowment's establishment. 

Bipartisan Pell bill would make Duke students ineligible for federal student loans

(12/12/23 10:23pm)

The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce advanced a bill Tuesday that would bar all students enrolled at institutions subject to an “endowment tax,” including Duke, from borrowing federal student loans.

Duke student involved with campus overdose death sentenced to 3 months in federal prison

(12/12/23 9:56pm)

GREENSBORO—Patrick Anthony Rowland, the Duke undergraduate who accompanied a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill first-year the night she fatally overdosed in Kilgo dorm in March, was sentenced to three months in federal prison Tuesday.

Federal lawsuit alleges newly drawn NC Senate map racially gerrymandered, judge denies speedy trial

(11/28/23 2:11am)

A federal lawsuit filed in eastern North Carolina is challenging the state’s new state Senate legislative map, alleging that it “unlawfully deprives Black voters of the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.”