Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Pell Grant Jam Leaves Schools, Students Waiting
The Wall Street Journal
...The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for example, is in the process of budgeting financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic year "right now," said Shirley Ort, associate provost and director of scholarships and student aid. The school is planning with the assumption that Pell grants will be fully funded. "We don't want to think that way yet," Ms. Ort said of the alternative. UNC-Chapel Hill's student body has grown more reliant on Pell grants increase recently, with 18% of undergraduates getting the funding in the 2009-2010 academic year, compared with 14% in the prior year. Ms. Ort said the dollar amount of awards has increased as well.
State and Local Coverage
Don't let this happen to you
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Some relatives come looking for a fight. "Make sure you don't overdose yourself on people you can predict will be unpleasant," said Dr. Paul Brinich, an adjunct clinical professor in UNC's Department of Psychology, who also has a private practice. "If you can only tolerate them for two hours, set a time limit. Then you can remind yourself, 'I only have to put on this happy face for X amount of time.'"
Late justice's relatives suing over his letters
The Winston Salem Journal
The family of one of the first U.S. Supreme Court justices is suing to get the 18th-century jurist's letters returned from the state archives after a century of safekeeping, but they may take cash instead. ...Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill's Southern Historical Collection have Iredell manuscripts, as does an eastern North Carolina society dedicated to the statesman. But most known Iredell materials are housed in the state archives.
Cadets with conscience (Editorial)
The Herald Sun (Durham)
..."If I was providing advice to young people today, I would follow very closely and understand that the law has not changed," Lt. Col. Matt Hackethorn, a spokesman for Cadet Command, told us on Monday. "... They should probably watch what they put on Facebook and other social media until they know for sure the law has changed." Hackethorn was following up on our question about the status of former ROTC cadet Sarah Isaacson, a UNC Chapel Hill senior who was majoring in chemistry and planning to become an Army doctor like her grandfather -- until January.
UNC Wanted Federal Guidance in Football Lawsuit
WCHL 1360-AM (Chapel Hill)
Newly released documents show UNC officials asked the federal government for guidance after several media outlets sued for the release of documents relevant to the NCAA investigation into the football program.
Issues and Trends
What's ahead for UNC system?
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
After five years as president of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, Erskine Bowles steps down at the end of this month. He discussed his work at UNC in a telephone interview Thursday, calling UNC "a great university," expressing disappointment in the revelations about football at his alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill and predicting that incoming system president Tom Ross would be the system's best chief executive since Bill Friday.
Tuition, fees to increase at UNC-Pembroke
The Fayetteville Observer
Students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke will see their tuition rise 6.5 percent next year because of state budget cuts, its board of trustees decided Monday morning. The school also has implemented a hiring freeze on state-funded positions on campus, UNCP Chancellor Kyle R. Carter announced. The freeze applies to noncritical positions - existing or newly created, and includes staff and faculty.