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The Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The top two administrators at N.C. State University who were unseated for their roles in hiring former first lady Mary Easley have returned to teaching — one at the in Kannapolis.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported last week that former Chancellor Jim Oblinger and former Provost Larry Nielsen are now professors for the state’s largest research university.

Oblinger left the Raleigh campus and began work a little more than two weeks ago at NCSU’s building on the Research Campus, the paper reported. The former food science professor is expected to conduct research, develop distance-learning classes and help with N.C. State’s strategic planning.

According to the News & Observer, Oblinger said he thinks he’ll be a good fit in Kannapolis, where the university studies, among other things, how to make fruits and vegetables more nutritious and healthy.

For more details, see the report.