RALEIGH Margaret Spellings, the president of the University of North Carolina system, will give the NC State fall commencement speech at PNC Arena on Friday. Spellings became UNC system president on March 1. She previously worked as president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, U.S. Secretary of Education; and White House Domestic Policy Advisor for George W. Bush.She graduated from University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received an honorary doctorate and Distinguished Alumna award from the university in 2006. Chancellor Randy Wilson will confer an honorary degree on Mildred Dresselhaus. She is a MIT physics and electrical engineering professor who is know as the “queen of carbon” for establishing the foundation for carbon science and nanostructures. The commencement will begin at 9 a.m.
LONDON Fire engulfed a 24-story housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.Flames […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. businesses, particularly small ones, would reap big benefits if President Donald Trump’s plan to cut corporate tax rates becomes law, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.”As an advocate for pro-growth […]
RALEIGH On Thursday, the N.C. Senate unanimously confirmed Ron Penny as secretary of the Department of Revenue and Eric Boyette as secretary of the Department of Information Technology. “I appreciate Secretary Penny’s and Secretary […]