It is that time of year again. It is almost the end of the semester with just a few more weeks to go until a long, relaxing summer break. Some people may have difficulty staying on track now that the warm weather has finally arrived and it seems much more satisfying to sit outside with friends than stay in your room writing that semester paper.
As the former U.S. Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush, Margaret Spellings is not new to the field of education by any means. However, she is absolutely new to the state of North Carolina and the UNC system.
Spellings is a Texas native that hasn’t even had her drivers license a month yet was installed as the President of the UNC System on March 1. Spellings has held many positions and was one of the principal proponents of “No Child Left Behind,” which aimed to reform secondary and primary education.
Every year, Campus Recreation and Wellness and the School of Health Sciences team up to host the Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K. This year, the sixth annual Valley of the Lilies race will be held on Saturday, April 2.
Shauna Sleight, Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness said, “The race started as a half marathon only but, after the inaugural year, the decision was made to add the 5K so the race could be more studentfocused and attract a wider range of participants.”