Rats Like Me

Conventional wisdom likes to reserve a particular path for talented scholars like Katie Joa ’12, toward the kind of job that draws ready accolades and gets the glamour treatment from 10 o’clock television dramas. But a funny thing happened to Joa on the way to her dream of becoming a neurosurgeon: A group of lab … More Rats Like Me

Change Agents

Lessons from a decade of working in a Kenyan slum Rye Barcott ’01 traveled to Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa, as a senior on a Burch Fellowship in 2000, intending to research the lives of the young people there. Where other visitors might have stood at its entrance and seen only the crushing … More Change Agents

Fasten Your Seatbelts

A conversation with the irreverent—and irrepressible—Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning car critic for the Los Angeles Times. published December 2004  NC State magazine If you didn’t know better, you might think Los Angeles Times automotive critic Dan Neil (1987 MA) was an average Joe from New Bern. He thinks minivans are sexy, wears his humility on his … More Fasten Your Seatbelts

Salt Wars

Is the new mouse the ticket for CF research? At times, reaching a breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research can feel a lot like winning the lottery – only to wake up the next morning and hear about the guy in Peoria who claims he has the right combination of numbers. So you go back and … More Salt Wars