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UNC BOG Selects Margaret Spellings For UNC System President

Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education under George W. Bush, has been tabbed as the next UNC system president.
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Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education under George W. Bush, has been tabbed as the next UNC system president.

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The UNC Board of Governors makes their selection for a new university system president. 

Former U.S. Department of Education secretary Margaret Spellings is the president-elect, chosen to replace outgoing president Tom Ross who was forced to resign earlier this year. Spellings served in the George W. Bush administration.

And on the national stage, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton testified before a House committee on the Benghazi attacks.

In the race for the White House, Vice-President Joe Biden announced he will not seek the office. And Lincoln Chafee drops out of the race while candidate Jim Webb says he will not run on the Democratic ticket.

Host Frank Stasio talks with political junkie Ken Rudin about the latest. 

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.