Weekly Wrap Up

It is by no means your fault if you spent the better part of this week thinking about/preparing for/recovering from Thursday night. Just in case you didn’t have time for your daily headline scan here are the highlights from this week:

Art Pope’s foundation has decided to put in their two cents about the state of higher education in North Carolina by targeting UNC’s general education requirements. Check out the full report or read Corinne White’s summary to get a better idea of the possible implications of Pope’s proposal.

And in the midst of the GOP’s critiques of secondary education, North Carolina Association of Educators’ teacher protests planned for Monday have come under fire.

If that doesn’t spook you enough, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will end this Friday, leaving 48 million people without benefits.

And, to end on a happier note, hot sauce enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief: the Sriracha plant in Irwindale, California will stay open pending a trial later in November. Unfortunately, the residents of the surrounding area may have to wait for the trial to end to breathe easy as complaints of burning throats and eyes precipitated the lawsuit.

Claire Peterman