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    When classes officially began on Tuesday, many in-state undergraduate wallets were $8,374 lighter after paying tuition and fees. Over the past four years, tuition has increased about $2000. However, a century ago, the cost of attending UNC held steady for 38 years. Between 1886 and 1924, tuition was only $60 for in-state students. […]

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“Correction: Of course Duke is not in the Ivy League…. The article has been updated to reflect that, and we are embarrassed that many editors missed it.” – From “When Pornography Pays for College: The trouble with Belle Knox” by Rachel Shteir in The Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug. 4)  

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The Class of 2018 began its studies at the UNC School of Medicine earlier this month. The class of 180 doctors-to-be is 48 percent female. That’s a far cry from 100 years ago, when Cora Corpening became UNC-CH’s first female med student. According to Gladys Hall Coates’ Seventy-fifth anniversary of the coming of women to […]

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“I love that you said ‘Scotch-Irish’ instead of this new term ‘Scots-Irish’ that you hear….” – D.G. Martin, interviewing Walt Wolfram on “North Carolina Bookwatch” (May 18) I was surprised to hear “Scots-Irish” described as the newer usage, but sure enough….   

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Tabitha Anne Holton was a 22-year-old woman who became North Carolina’s first female attorney after successfully passing the bar examination, alongside her brother, Samuel Melanchthon Holton, in 1878. Her success was published in both Northern and Southern newspapers and drew a variety of comments, including some about her appearance. She practiced with her brother in […]

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Oh, c’mon now — you know you can’t resist clicking on  “1935-2013 Map of North Carolina’s Confirmed Unprovoked Shark Attacks.” That link comes via a New York Times account of how Cape Cod merchants have cannily alchemized  shark fear.  And of course the Times can’t pass up the opportunity to recall Mayor Vaughn’s classic line […]

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Here’s something for you to contemplate over the weekend. In her trek through North Carolina in 1939, famed documentary photographer Dorothea Lange captured the photo above in Pittsboro. Lange offered no details other than those that appear in the above caption. So it’s hard to know why she decided to turn her camera toward the […]

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As an oft-entertained patron of Google’s Ngram Viewer — et seq. — I’m thrilled to see the New York Times unveil Chronicle, a similar device based on its own archive. And of course my inaugural word search is….  

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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As droves of Tar Heels take to the road this summer in search of cool North Carolina mountain air, we are thinking about what this trip would have been like 150 years ago. As it turns out, it would have likely meant traveling on a plank road. Think of a plank road as a wooden […]

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