Karen Garloch

Vaccines are safe, but there are rare, unexpected risks

Despite reassurances from health officials that vaccines are safe, some Charlotte parents continue to worry about potential vaccine injury and choose not to have their children immunized against measles and other childhood diseases. Instead of shouting them down, let’s find out why some children are at higher risk for adverse reactions.

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UNC grad school pushed to take players

Cheryl Thomas, former admissions director of the UNC-Chapel Hill graduate school, said she was asked repeatedly to admit athletes who hadn’t applied on time, hadn’t taken the GRE or didn’t have sufficient grades. The athletes had eligibility remaining but had finished undergraduate degrees.

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