Slain North Carolina student gets Purple Heart, Bronze Star

U.S. 05/24/19, 06:43

A University of North Carolina student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded the highest military honors.Twenty-one-year-old Army ROTC cadet Riley Howell was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.The Charlotte Observer reports Waynesville Police Chief William Hollingsed ...

Service to remember student who charged N Carolina gunman

U.S. 05/04/19, 21:58

A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall.A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who was fatally wounded while tackling the gunman accused of killing two and ...

911 calls illustrate chaotic aftermath of campus shooting

U.S. 05/03/19, 11:28

Students frantically describe a deadly shooting on a North Carolina campus and ask for help in a series of newly released 911 calls.Charlotte government officials on Friday released 48 emergency calls from students and faculty members after a gunman opened fire in a University of North Carolina-Charlotte class on Tuesday. ...

Update: Police escort for college shooting hero’s body

U.S. 05/02/19, 09:41

The Latest on Latest on a fatal shooting at a North Carolina university (all times local):10:40 a.m.A police escort is helping take home the body of North Carolina college student hailed as a hero for stopping a gunman in his classroom.David Belnap, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina ...

‘Riley Howell is a hero’: Student who attacked gunman lauded

U.S. 05/02/19, 06:18

David Belnap stood on his North Carolina college campus aching from the latest U.S. school shooting as he held a candle and wore a homemade T-shirt with "Riley Howell is a hero" written on the back. Howell died in his classroom Tuesday at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, charging and tackling ...

Athletic outdoorsman, tech enthusiast killed in NC classroom

U.S. 05/02/19, 00:04

Riley Howell had an athlete's physique and loved working outdoors on his family's farm. Ellis Parlier studied computer technology and liked video games.Both of them were wrapping up the semester in the same anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a gunman opened fire in the classroom. Howell ...

Slain student hailed as hero for confronting campus gunman

U.S. 05/01/19, 17:04

A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among the students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a gunman ...

Update: Chancellor: Shooting victims were all students

U.S. 05/01/19, 10:05

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a North Carolina university (all times local):10:45 a.m.A university chancellor says the two people killed and four wounded in a campus shooting were all students.People gather across from the campus of UNC Charlotte after a fatal shooting at the school, Tuesday, April 30, ...

2 guilty for toppling N Carolina campus’s Confederate statue

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:18

Two men face a day in jail after being found guilty of rioting, damaging property and defacing a Confederate monument that had stood for a century on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university.The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the state district court judge on Thursday found ...

USC’s new president ready to ‘fix’ school after scandals

U.S. 03/21/19, 00:46

The new president of the University of Southern California said she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week.Carol Folt, a biologist and former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at ...

Update: On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

Sports 03/20/19, 17:04

The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):3 p.m.The chairman of the board of trustees of scandal-plagued University of Southern California has introduced its new president, saying the school has worked hard to turn a corner and is ready to move forward.FILE ...

On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

U.S. 03/20/19, 15:00

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.Carol Folt will become the university's 12th president on July 1 following a lengthy nationwide ...

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

Tech 03/18/19, 06:13

Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United States. But the social media ...

With statue gone, interim UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor named

Sports 02/06/19, 17:46

A leading U.S. expert on sport-related concussions was named Wednesday as the interim head of North Carolina's flagship public university, replacing the campus leader forced out in a dispute over the future of a prominent Confederate statue.College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kevin Guskiewicz was elevated to the top job ...

North Carolina university leaders depart amid culture war

U.S. 01/17/19, 17:18

A conservative education analyst says the resignations of the women heading North Carolina's public university system and its flagship university are part of the backlash of conservative Trump voters against culturally liberal academics who dominate universities. Jay Schalin of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal said Thursday that the ...

Update: Activists celebrate Confederate marker’s removal

U.S. 01/15/19, 21:52

The Latest on the debate over what to do with a Confederate statue that stood at North Carolina's flagship university (all times local):9:50 p.m.Activists held a "victory party" on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university to celebrate the removal of the last remnants of a Confederate statue.News outlets ...

UNC removes Confederate pedestal from campus overnight

U.S. 01/15/19, 05:01

Crews removed remnants of a Confederate statue from the University of North Carolina hours after the school's outgoing president ordered they be put into storage.The university sent a statement early Tuesday confirming the work to remove the massive pedestal was happening at its Chapel Hill campus, hours after the announcement ...

UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal

U.S. 01/14/19, 18:56

North Carolina's flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood from a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt also announced that she will step down at the end of the school year.Folt said she was ...

North Carolina university board discusses Confederate statue

U.S. 12/14/18, 10:28

The board overseeing North Carolina's public universities is meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters at the state's flagship campus.The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors was meeting Friday to discuss a proposal to build a $5 million building to house the "Silent ...

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