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.
RALEIGH Steven Walters gets phone calls this time of year from stuffy-nosed citizens looking for relief.”And I say, ‘Well, I know why you’re calling,’” said Walters, a chemist charged with pollen monitoring at the […]
CHAPEL HILL Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors Louis Bissette and Vice Chairman Roger Aiken were having dinner in Davidson, N.C., earlier this year and got to know their waiter. He was a […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by North Carolina to reinstate for November’s elections several voting restrictions, including a requirement that people show identification at the polls.The court, divided […]