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Housing crisis worsens stagnant WCU wages

“It’s about time,” said Peter Hans, president of the UNC system, in an interview during his July 1 visit to WCU. “It’s all about recruiting, retaining and morale for incredibly hard-working people who have seen college overcome one of the biggest challenges I hope we’ve ever seen in the past …

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Local author pleads for black nostalgia

In an age of racial reckoning, the country’s oppression against blacks is receiving renewed attention, and the experience of being black in America can seem almost universally bleak. Flossmoor’s Badia Ahad-Legardy wants to complicate this point of view. In his new book “Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture”, Ahad-Legardy …

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The event helps start the dialogue about the race

A “Coming Together for Racial Understanding” on-the-job training event was recently held at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale. Seventeen participants from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Arkansas School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Humanities at Pine Bluff learned ways to facilitate the community dialogue …

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