The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National University of Singapore have formally extended their partnership, now entering its second decade. A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked second overall and first in social sciences among universities in Asia.
The curriculum in global studies welcomed its inaugural cohort of students in the Global Studies Master of Arts Program in the fall 2014 semester. Students in the program concentrate in one of three thematic areas: global economics; global politics, institutions and societies; and global migration and labor rights.
Nearly a century after the railroad arrived in Siler City in the 1880s, the town remained a sleepy Southern burg of a few thousand souls. Roughly half the town was white, the other half black.
But in the 1990s, outsiders began trickling into Siler City, people who knew little about the town except that it was a destination point for work – either in the chicken slaughterhouse or the aging textile mills.