Stories From Dec 2013

Dec 31, 2013 | WNCT, WNCN

Lower NC flat tax starts Wednesday, but many will still pay more

Sweeping tax changes take effect Jan. 1 in North Carolina, including a new, lower flat tax. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Dec 30, 2013 | WUNC

Business & Economy’Tag-Team’ Parents Better Than 9 To 5 Parents

According to NC State research, Tag-Team parenting with non-traditional work schedules can be best for raising teenagers. Toby Parcel and Joshua Hendrix, sociology, featured.

Dec 23, 2013

December Student of the Month

Ashley Shaw is a senior majoring in social work. A university ambassador, orientation counselor and Phi Alpha Honors Society member, Ashley has studied abroad in Guatemala and worked with groups that promote awareness about relationship violence. She looks forward to earning her master's of social work after graduation.

Dec 20, 2013

Austin Bath, Leader of the Pack

Meet the 2013 Leader of the Pack. Junior Austin Bath is a Park scholar, an aspiring physician and a human biology major. He takes his minor in Spanish very seriously, too.

Dec 18, 2013

Research Questions Longstanding Forensic ID Technique

A recent study from NC State forensic anthropologists found that even forensic experts have a hard time making a positive identification of human remains based on the shape of a […]

Dec 17, 2013 | WECT-TV, WHLT-TV, WKRN-TV, WJTV-TV

Underage sex trafficking alleged in Raleigh

According to NC State expert, as many as 200,000 minors nationwide are at risk for sex trafficking. Michelle Kaufman, interdisciplinary studies, featured.

Dec 17, 2013 | Science Codex, PsychCentral.com, WebProNews, Big News Network, BioPortfolio, ScienceNewsline, Red Orbit, Business Standard, Cambodian Times

Social network spying could lead to low returns

According to NC State researchers, use of social networking sites to screen new recruits could be seen as a breach of privacy and create a negative impression of the company for potential employees. William Stoughton, Lori Foster Thompson and Adam Mead...

Dec 17, 2013

Community Service Drives CHASS Holiday Project

The CHASS dean's office got into the holiday spirit by organizing a community service project -- a friendly competition to support NC State's Feed the Pack food pantry. Dean Jeff Braden challenged other offices around campus to collect canned goods and other non-perishables. As an incentive, the dean promised that he and his staff would sing carols when they came to pick up the food and gift cards on December 16. Fa la la la la ...

Dec 16, 2013 | Philanthropy Journal

Social entrepreneurship initiative launches at NC State

Student-founded groups such as Headbands for Hope and Triangle Youth Leadership Services are just two examples of what motivated and engaged NCSU students are doing to change the world. Elizabeth Benefield, Institute for NonProfits, featured.

Dec 16, 2013 | Moscow Times

Why We Need Both Science and the Humanities

In the U.S., where most undergraduates bear at least part of the cost of their university education, political pressure is mounting to provide incentives like tuition discounts or loan forgiveness to students of science, technology, engineering or math...