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National Coverage

The Produce Isn’t Pretty, but It’s Edible
The New York Times

… According to the Agriculture Department, 25 percent to 33 percent of the food grown on American farms is wasted. … In August, Daniella Uslan, a food-recovery advocate at the University of North Carolina, went cross-country to look at gleaning projects in farm regions.

How Millennial Employees Can Embrace Older Colleagues
U.S. News & World Report

The presence of millennials in the U.S. workforce is set to rapidly increase, according to a 2012 study from the University of North Carolina. Next year, millennials, usually defined as those born between the early 1980s and 2001, will comprise 34 percent of workers. By 2020, that number will jump to 46 percent.

State & Local Coverage

Research confirms effectiveness of early childhood education investments
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Over the years, various studies by the Frank Porter Graham Center at UNC-CH have documented how these initiatives have helped young children and their families address challenges such as poor health, low-quality child care options, family dysfunction and lack of readiness for school. 

Cobb dorms still off limits in fire’s wake
The Herald-Sun
Two days after an attic fire, students who had been living in Cobb Residence Hall at UNC Chapel Hill remain in different digs. Students who live on the first three floors should be able to return as soon as inspectors give the OK, said Susan Hudson of UNC News Services. But the 76 who were living on the fourth floor will be relocated for the rest of the 2013-14 academic year.

P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald to miss UNC opener while uncertainty lingers
The Observer (Charlotte)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

… UNC announced on Thursday that Hairston, the junior guard, and Leslie McDonald, the team’s only scholarship senior, would sit out the Tar Heels’ season-opener on Friday night against Oakland. The news isn’t a surprise, given the NCAA has been investigating both players in separate cases involving potential impermissible benefits.
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Issues & Trends

Jim Hunt gives UNC board a pep talk
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Former four-term Gov. Jim Hunt, a Democrat, had an invitation and a little friendly advice Thursday for the UNC system’s Board of Governors, which is majority Republican. … And he had a message about economic development in a post-recession North Carolina. The university system is the key to luring business and creating the jobs of the future, he said.

UNC leaders look at 5 percent cap on tuition, fees
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Tuition and fee increases would be annually capped at 5 percent for in-state UNC system students for four years starting in 2015, under a proposal being considered by the governing board. The UNC Board of Governors is beginning to devise a four-plan to guide tuition setting at the public universities across North Carolina.

UNC system finance committee reviews budget reductions
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

The UNC Board of Governors Budget and Finance Committee reviewed the multi-million dollar hit to UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Central University programs Thursday as part of its system-wide budget reduction overview.

U. of Michigan Announces $4-Billion Campaign
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on Thursday kicked off what it is calling the largest fund-raising campaign ever by a public university, with a goal of $4-billion by 2018. The university plans to devote $1-billion of the total to student support, an area encompassing financial aid, admissions, and “student experience,” according to a news release.

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