Plater to leave A&T for Strayer

After five years, the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Michael J. Plater, will be leaving North Carolina A&T this week. Plater decided to leave A&T after being offered the position of Provost at Strayer University. Dexter Mullins sat down with him to get his final thoughts before leaving Aggieland for good.


Board appoints provost

During a closed session vote on Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Harold S. Martin, Sr., along with the Board of Trustees, voted to hire named Dr. Linda Thompson Adams as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, extend head men’s basketball coach Jerry L. Eaves contract, both effective Jul. 1, and appoint Dr. J. Charles Waldrup as General Counsel, effective Feb. 22.

Peace Corps officer visits

Director of the Peace Corps, Aaron Williams, visited A&T last Friday and met with faculty and students in hopes of enhancing and growing the relationship between the Peace Corps and colleges and universities.


Changing the Pomp & Circumstance

Standing in line at the university bookstore with the rest of seniors, he reflects on the last few years of his life as a college student. Tur’ayn Sharpe is graduating this May with his degree in business marketing, and it hasn’t been easy.


NABJ to host panelists

The NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) at North Carolina A&T will host a panel discussion event on Wednesday February 24 in General Classroom Building Auditorium.  This will be the first panel discussion, entitled “African Americans and the Changing Media Landscape.” 


Employee bonuses rise to $20 billion on Wall Street in 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Employees at Wall Street financial firms collected more than $20 billion in bonuses in 2009, the year after taxpayers bailed out the financial sector amid the economic meltdown, New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday. The payouts were about 17 percent higher than the previous year’s bonuses.