Archives: Kari Travis

  • UNC System board gives raises to some chancellors but not others

    The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors awarded thousands of dollars in raises to 10 of the system’s 17 chancellors. Several who didn’t get a boost are notable. One is UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, who took office in July 2013. Folt is eligible…

  • BOG Chairman Smith to end communications with ECU

    Editor’s note: This story was corrected after initial publication to note that Margaret Spellings ordered the 360 review of Cecil Staton. The leader of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors says he’s cutting ties with East Carolina University. “After consultation with my…

  • Democrats sweep appellate court races

    Democrats gained a 5-2 advantage on the North Carolina Supreme Court and won all three races for the state Court of Appeals in Tuesday’s midterm election. Liberal civil-rights attorney Anita Earls soundly defeated incumbent Republican Justice Barbara Jackson for the Supreme Court in a contest also including attorney Christoper Anglin.

  • Sources: Staton to leave ECU Jan. 1, seeking major buyout

    Editor’s Note, 3:15 p.m.: See update below. East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton will leave his post Jan. 1 — just before University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings leaves Jan. 15 —  Carolina Journal has confirmed from sources familiar with the situation…

  • As Spellings departs, she says her time to lead UNC has come and gone

    The leader of the University of North Carolina System announced she is leaving her post after just 2 1/2 years on the job. UNC President Margaret Spellings, former U.S. secretary of education under the George W. Bush administration, offered her resignation Oct. 26, 2018. Her departure…

  • Supreme Court candidates face off in unusual three-candidate forum

    North Carolina Supreme Court Hon. Barbara Jackson, Republican. (One-term incumbent). Education: B.A. and law degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Occupation: Supreme Court justice. Career highlights: Judge for five years on N.C. Court of Appeals, general counsel for the N.C. Commissioner of Labor, deputy general counsel…