How university startups deliver an economic boost to North Carolina

How university startups deliver an economic boost – and improve lives – in North Carolina communities By JUDITH CONE Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill If the State of North Carolina was actively recruiting a company promising to bring 8,000 good jobs with revenues of $10… READ MORE

NC Chamber panel: Pre-K a worthy investment

DURHAM (Aug. 10, 2017) – Some of North Carolina’s most powerful CEOs understand the importance of early-childhood education and making sure students read well by third grade. But do the politicians? At the North Carolina Chamber’s 2017 Conference on Education, a panel discussion focused on the importance of early literacy in transforming the future workforce…. READ MORE

Building – quite literally – on UNC research

SANFORD (Aug. 9, 2017) – UNC Chapel Hill and biopharmaceutical giant Pfizer offered a textbook example this week of the value of university research – and not just in Research Triangle Park. Pfizer and Gov. Roy Cooper announced that Pfizer will invest $100 million in expansion of its facilities in Sanford to build on research… READ MORE

A challenge to legislators

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed state budget for 2017-19 asks lawmakers to choose education over the tax cuts they’ve favored in recent years. “We have a world-class University System, a culture of innovation and creativity, and an abundance of natural beauty,” Cooper said in a letter presenting his budget to legislators.  “However, over the past… READ MORE

Duke President: “We need … a great public university system”

DURHAM – Duke likes UNC? Yes, Duke University President Richard Brodhead says in the accompanying video.  It might not be evident from sports rivalries, but Duke supports and enjoys a collegial relationship with its neighbors from the University of North Carolina System. “We, like everybody else in the state, need and absolutely require a great… READ MORE