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 After Tuesday’s elections, Republicans now make up the majority of North Carolina’s Council of State, winning races that have historically gone to Democrats. Given that the jury is still out on who will […]
RALEIGH Heading into the 2016 elections, the North Carolina General Assembly’s Republican majority prepared for a potential loss of several seats, while the Democratic minority hoped to capitalize on unpopular issues like House Bill […]
EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants’ last major stronghold in the country.Two […]