Wolf Pulse is a new page designed to provide local, state, and national updates to the NC State community.
New Bike Law (effective Dec 1)
A new state law will require all bikes to have a front white light and rear red light, or the rider has to have reflective clothing, as of Dec. 1. Read a thorough description here.
- You can tag @RaleighMoves and send any questions you might have to Eric Lamb with the city Office of Transporation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The City has a 15% off coupon for lights they have coordinated with several bike shops (although, I noticed Cycle Logic is absent): https://raleigh-agenda-charlotteagenda.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LightenUpRaleighdoorhanger2016.pdf
Hillsborough Street Renewal Newsletter
Have questions or concerns about what all is happening on Hillsborough Street during the construction phases? Check out their newsletter for more information! Learn more.
PassportParking App (Hillsborough Street Parking)
Don’t you hate having to come back and feed the meter every two hours on Hillsborough Street? The solution is here! PassportParking allows you to recharge your meter virtually on their convenient and user-friendly app. Download today! Learn more.
City of Raleigh Bikeshare
Update from Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation Board of Directors (HSCSC – BOD) | Presentation by Eric Lamb, City of Raleigh
- smart-bike technology (Portland system)
- project is fully funded (from City Council and capital commissioners)
- 300 bicycles for rent at 30 outdoor stations around Raleigh
- goal to have the system up and running by the end of 2017
National Campus Leadership Council
Tuition Hikes in Store at Some State Universities (12/12/16): Experts say many public institutions are raising tuition prices to make up for state budget cuts.
- This could help fix America’s student debt crisis (11/28/16): Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is offering students an alternative to high-interest loans: a promise to pay private investors a share of their future income in exchange for funding.
- This program could revolutionize homeownership for student loan borrowers (11/24/16): Maryland SmartBuy is a $10 million program that lets people with education loans purchase a home and wipe out college debt at the same time.
- Where Donald Trump Stands on School Choice, Student Debt and Common Core (11/21/16): Analysts discuss how President-Elect Trump will govern on education in The New York Times, citing previous rally speeches and GOP stances.
- Nonprofit founded by UVa grads connects low-income students with business leaders (11/19/16): Using Skype and Google Hangout, DreamWakers acts as a liaison between corporate executives who want to give back and teachers who want to give their students an extra jolt of inspiration.
Sexual Assault Prevention
- The Understudied Female Sexual Predator (11/28/16) According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest.
- The future of Obama’s sweeping fight against sexual assault now lies with Donald Trump (11/23/16) Vox shares key changes to sexual assault policy driven by the Obama administration and weighs in how these efforts may be rolled back in the coming days.
- Trump could reverse Obama’s actions on college sex assault, transgender rights (11/22/16) The Washington Post addresses concerns on Republican views regarding the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Right and other Obama administration infrastructure designed to protect marginalized people.
- More men stepping up to prevent college sexual assaults (11/19/16) Men at the University of Wisconsin-Madison launch groups to combat toxic masculinity, educate students on bystander intervention and guide the conversation on rape culture.
Mental Health on the Syllabus (1/17/17) Northwestern University’s Faculty Senate passes a resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.
- There Is An Increasing Demand For College Mental Health Services, But Don’t Stress (11/23/16) Experts contend early treatment usually results in healthy adult life.
- [Opinion] Online therapy a new tool for campus mental health (11/23/16) This Orlando Sentinel columnist backs the call for increased mental health support for college campuses and advises institutions implement creative solutions to address the problem.
- Being sexist could harm men’s health, study suggests (11/22/16) CBS News explores the findings in the Journal of Counseling Psychology that looked at expectations about what it means to be masculine, and how that relates to mental health outcomes among men
- Rocked by suicides, Palo Alto high schools want to make mental health care as normal as eating breakfast (11/14/16) The district invested heavily in mental health resources and constructed wellness centers to offer help to struggling students and combat high rates of suicide.
Diversity & Inclusion
Minority students at U-Md. issue 64 demands, including prayer rooms in every major building and shuttles to Muslim center(12/28/16) A coalition of 25 student organizations representing eight minority communities at the University of Maryland has presented a list of 64 demands to the administration.
- Separate and Not Equal (11/29/16) Inside Higher Ed takes a look at a new novel that argues faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.
- Could Colleges Become Sanctuaries for Undocumented Immigrants? (11/17/16) The morning after the election, faculty members at Pomona circulated a letter proposing that the California college becomes a sanctuary campus — an idea similar to a sanctuary city, where officials limit cooperation with immigration authorities’ deportation efforts.
- Cal State will not help deport undocumented students under Trump, chancellor says (11/16/16) The chancellor of the largest public university in the nation makes a bold statement during a Board of Trustees meeting, affirming his commitment to protecting undocumented students.