Archives: Kari Travis

  • 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…

  • BOG chairman cites need for understanding among board members

    The chairman of the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors says board members are still dealing with communication challenges and “high emotions,” but he didn’t offer details. The board is “tackling some issues that have plagued the system for a long time,” Harry…

  • N.C. Supreme Court race taking a liberal turn

    N.C. Democrats have traditionally used courts as political chess pieces, but Republicans are trying — mistakenly — to turn the game in their favor by making institutional changes to boost party power, experts say. Those changes could backfire, as shown by the political maneuvering in the state’s…

  • Children’s Business Fair draws nontraditional students

    Hometown children’s fairs are places where you can buy paintings for $10 or rice crispy treats for $3. They’re also places where kids can hone entrepreneurial skills and learn about markets and communication. So was the case at Raleigh Acton Children’s Business…

  • UNC Chapel Hill’s handling of Silent Sam could be election issue

    Silent Sam — the controversial Confederate statue that formerly stood on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus — may turn into a rallying election issue for liberal activists, a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors told Carolina Journal.   “[Liberals]…

  • UNC launches $500 tuition program, though many don’t know about it

    Fewer than 20 percent of North Carolinians know about major tuition cuts at three state universities, but leaders of the University of North Carolina System are working to change that. Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University, under a program called NC…