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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 16, April 2010
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The West Building at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMoA) will open April 24-25. Designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners to house the state’s permanent collection, the building is a work of art itself. The new building is full of natural art and easy to navigate with its open floor plan and multiple entrances. The process of building the NCMoA is detailed and the differences in style of architecture are highlighted. Included in the article is a map of the new museum with its galleries and a few major works labeled.
Children’s University in Chapel Hill has closed amid financial troubles. The owner, Lisa, McEntyre, is accused of not paying teacher’s salaries and has been investigated by the NC Employment Security Commission and the state Division of Child Development. Teachers, employees, and parents discuss their shock and anger at the closing and how they are trying to get their money back in court.
Sam Peterson discusses life as a transgender individual. Peterson spends his free time blogging about life as a transgender person and often uses humor to get people to relax and relate to the struggles transgender individuals experience. Peterson was born a female and is in the process of transition. To raise money for his chest reconstruction surgery, The ArtsCenter in Carrboro will hold a celebration of breasts called Chestfest.
The North Carolina Museum of Art is given the nickname “The Nick.” The connection between an art museum’s name and its city are explored. The new North Carolina Museum of Art has recently opened and the author believes the museum needs a good nickname to connect the institution to Raleigh and its citizens.
The Wake County School board is struggling to create a new student assignment plan. Leaders say the plan should reflect the county’s values, stable assignments for kids, choices for parents, efficient use of schools, and diversity in school populations. An outline of the plan was presented at a recent meeting which included dividing the county into regions and assignment zones from which parents can choose the schools their children will attend. Specific details of the plan and the reaction to it are explored.
Instro Summit is holding their second annual festival in the coming week. The festival features instrumental groups. The number of groups has grown from four to seventeen and the cover many genres of music.