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Author: Terri Leith

Oct 5, 2015

Steve Troxler, Wanda Collins honored as CALS Distinguished Alumni

Also receiving awards on this Friday night before CALS Tailgate and Ag Day weekend were 12 Outstanding Alumni and seven Outstanding Young Alumni. 

Sep 30, 2015

Wayne County Farmworkers Appreciation Festival brings community together

Participants had opportunities to be given health and dental screenings, as well as to visit information booths to learn about the community services available to them. 

Sep 25, 2015

You Decide: Is Another Recession Around the Corner?

The economy has been improving for the last six years, but that doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. Mike Walden analyzes the factors and events that can lead to recession – and whether any are currently in play. 

Dr. H. Robert Horton signs the agreement creating the new endowment.

Sep 15, 2015

Horton endowment created to fund biochemistry scholarships

The H. Robert and Roberta A. Horton Biochemistry Scholarship Endowment was created in an agreement between the Hortons and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Sep 14, 2015

WNR Professors honored

Seven CALS faculty members joined the ranks of colleagues who have earned the named professorship, established 65 years ago by William Neal Reynolds, the longtime president and board chair of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. 

Sep 11, 2015

You Decide: Was It a Sad Day for North Carolina Retailing?

What economic factors have affected the fate of North Carolina’s iconic Belk department store? Mike Walden answers from the head and the heart. 

Sep 2, 2015

Ruby C. McSwain, philanthropist and JCRA benefactor, has passed away

Among her donations to the university is her gift funding the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center building and complex at the JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Aug 28, 2015

You Decide: North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Is There an Economic Winner?

Mike Walden considers which of the two Carolinas could have an edge on the economic scorecard – and why. 

Aug 14, 2015

You Decide: What’s Behind the Productivity Slump?

Rather than being regarded as a secondary economics statistic, productivity numbers should be front and center and on everyone’s radar, says Mike Walden, as he explores the current economic mystery of lagging productivity and low growth in worker pay. 

Jul 31, 2015

You Decide: What is the State of Our State’s Education?

For our economy to adapt and improve, education will have to do so first. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons and ways our future education system should develop and evolve.