Archive for February, 2013

I had known the prolific author William Stadiem was born in Kinston, but I was jarred at seeing this passage in his Feb. 1 column on thedailybeast.com: “As a 10-year-old Jewish boy in North Carolina, I had a cross burned on my family‚Äôs lawn by the local Ku Klux Klan. I am thus particularly sensitive […]

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“…When college students, like those at the University of North Carolina in 1796, could debate the issue of whether ‘the Faculty had too much authority,’ then serious trouble could not be far away…. “Between 1798 and 1808, American colleges were racked by mounting incidents of student defiance and outright rebellion — on a scale never […]

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