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Arts & Sciences Council approves new writing and rhetoric minor, discusses proposed Trinity curriculum changes

(02/02/24 3:51am)

Arts & Sciences Council approved a new writing and rhetoric minor from the Thompson Writing Program and further discussed the proposed draft for the new Trinity College curriculum during its Thursday meeting. 

Beats' picks: Can No. 7 Duke men's basketball continue its winning streak on No. 3 North Carolina's home turf?

(02/02/24 5:35am)

At long last, the day is nearly here. The Tobacco Road rivalry kicks off Saturday evening in Chapel Hill in a top-10 showdown with storylines for miles. While the outcome of this one is anyone's guess, The Chronicle's beat writers (and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper) preview the game and offer their predictions:

What’s under the rock

(01/31/24 3:10pm)

I was at a high-stakes meeting at a top research institution the other day. Mousy, elderly female humanities Professors of the Practice are not usually included in high-level gatherings, so I folded my hands in my lap and switched into listening mode. At the meeting, a terrifying, extremely eminent social-sciences professional pointed out with some fervor that a university Slavic program in the 21st century has no business “throwing Tolstoy at students.” What frivolity to read made-up stories at a time like this! It’s a tough world out there and time is money (время – деньги). Give students a toolkit of basic words and concepts; train them in how to gather facts and summarize arguments in crisp, convincing memos.