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As a veteran New York Times Financial Reporter, Diana Henriques knew Bernie Madoff as a respected statesman of Wall Street – until December 11th, 2008.

Business analysts have differing opinions on the percentage of small businesses that fail – but conventional wisdom puts the number at 80 percent. 

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring contend their institutions can help entrepreneurs increase their chance of success – thus spurring economic growth.   

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When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems.  They also explore avenues of economic growth for the region, which includes preparing students for a constantly evolving workplace. 

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is launching a new initiative to strengthen the University’s athletic program. An Intercollegiate Review Committee (IARC) is now charged with taking a hard look at the strengths and weaknesses of UNCW sports.

On November 6th, voters in the City of Wilmington will decide whether to approve a 37 million dollar bond to pay for a baseball stadium.  Both supporters and opponents of the project are campaigning hard.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn asked Senior Economist Dr. Woody Hall of UNCW’s Swain Center for Business and Economic Services to take a closer look at the issue.

WHQR and WWAY are co-hosting a Town Hall-style meeting this Thursday at 7 PM on a taxpayer-funded stadium.  For more information on how to reserve a seat, follow this link.

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For years, universities and other research institutions have worked individually on research and development. 

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UNCW’s Cameron School of Business ranks first on a national list, compiled by U.S. News & World Report, which measures the average debt load among MBA program graduates.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports.

Just south of one-point-one billion dollars:  that’s the total economic impact the University of North Carolina – Wilmington has on the surrounding community – according to a newly-released study. 

An email making the rounds is urging voters to call the New Hanover County Board of Elections and ask for an Early Voting Site on the UNCW campus. 

courtesy: Amanda Greene, WFAVs

 Of the more than 220 student organizations on the UNCW campus,  16 are registered as religious.

courtesy: UNCW

UNCW made it official Friday.  As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, Chancellor Gary Miller took his oath of office at an installation ceremony last week – nearly one year after taking the position.

17 percent of North Carolinians meet the federal definition of living in poverty. Under that definition, a family of four will have an income of less than about $22,000.

UNCW will be the permanent home for a Wilmington tradition called Art for the Masses.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted Friday to increase tuition across the state system by an average of nearly 9 percent. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that UNCW students will see a 9.2 percent hike in the fall.

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Farmers, fishermen, and buyers from across the region are gathering Friday at UNCW for the 2nd annual Feast DownEast conference.

A UNCW student production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will run for two performances:  February 16th at 7 PM and February 19th at 2 PM.  Tickets can be purchased online at etix.com or at Sharkey's Box Office in the Fisher Student Center. 

UNCW has ended its $65 million fundraising campaign ahead of schedule. 

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Wilmington native Phillip L. Clay spoke at last night’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at UNCW.

 

UNCW has jumped to number 15 on Kiplinger’s 2012 list of the top 100 public universities across the country providing the best value for students and their families.

UNCW’s Board of Trustees has approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

UNCW announced today that its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has received a gift of $1 million.

 

Wilmington Police officials say that early this morning two armed robberies occurred on the same block of South College Road at the edge of UNCW’s campus.

University officials sent multiple alerts telling people to seek shelter and lock their doors. Those orders were lifted before 6 this morning and classes started on schedule.

The gunman has not been found and police officials say the physical descriptions provided for both incidents are significantly different. 

When changes to the GI Bill took effect in January, the revisions bridged a gap between the cost of public and private higher education for student veterans, leveling the educational playing field.

But WHQR's Sara Wood reports a new clause has created an unintended financial burden for several hundred student veterans in North Carolina.

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