Aug. 16, 2019
The 3-year-old Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is setting up its headquarters in UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, the school announced Thursday. Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (MA), a writer for The New York...Read More
Aug. 2, 2019
The Congenital Heart Program at North Carolina Children’s Hospital currently meets federal requirements for heart surgery programs, a state investigation has determined. Following a New York Times report in which doctors, department heads and a top...Read More
June 25, 2019
Following publication in late May of a New York Times report of its probe of pediatric cardiology surgery at N.C. Children’s Hospital and a subsequent investigation by the state Division of Health Services Regulation, UNC Health...Read More
Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. ’65, whose most famous ruling – the Leandro public school funding case – secured for all North Carolina children an equal opportunity to receive a sound, basic education, will speak on Friday, Feb. 24 at UNC.
The Institute for Science Learning will host Manning for the presentation, entitled “Leandro: The Constitutional Right of Every Child in North Carolina to Have the Opportunity to Obtain a Sound, Basic Education.” The presentation is at 4 p.m. in Room 136 of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building (the School of Social Work). The event is free and open to the public.
Manning, who holds a bachelor’s in history and a law degree from Carolina, has served North Carolina as a Superior Court judge for more than 12 years. He has been assigned to preside over terms of hundreds of civil and criminal cases spanning 61 North Carolina counties.
Manning’s talk is the first in the ISL’s lecture series, “The Future of Science Education & Research.” The series will address the challenges the U.S. faces in remaining a global leader in science education and research by examining academic, social, policy and economic factors that underlie the decline in the sciences and how they can be addressed. The outcomes of the series are intended to contribute to the Chancellor’s Task Force on Engagement with North Carolina.