Tom Ross Coverage
Editorial: UNC Board -- Act like you run a $3.2 billion business, not a lemonade stand
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- The obsessive micromanagement of the campuses leaves the UNC System leaderless. Individual institutions are in constant confusion. Unless this ends, the system is in jeopardy of being unable to attract the best administrators, brightest researchers and most inspiring teachers while serving our state's aspiring young minds. It all diminishes UNC's reputation.
ERSKINE BOWLES & RICHARD VINROOT: Legislators' efforts put UNC system's reputation in peril
March 17, 2019 -- Republican lawmakers have named conservatives of their own party to the Board of Governors and changed the governance rules to diminish any appointive authority in the governor's office. This type of action risks turning the Board of Governor's into a purely political organization doing the bidding of our legislative leaders. And, in our opinion, that puts our university's reputation in peril.
US Supreme Court casts long shadow over talks on gerrymandering reform
Around 300 experts, activists and academics gathered at Duke University for a conference on redistricting reform. And they say the time is right to change how political maps are drawn in North Carolina.