The latest court case brought about by the North Carolina Chapter of the Institute for Justice involves two cherished traditions in the state, freedom and sports. It also concerns a rapidly evolving form of journalism, online news media.
More than 2,000 college students on Wednesday marched from N.C. State University to and through the State Legislative Building to protest a proposed reduction in state appropriations to schools in the University of North Carolina system
Three North Carolina universities received praise recently from a higher education research organization headed by the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney. Portfolio of Excellence, just released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which is chaired by Lynne V. Cheney, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, reports on “exemplary higher education projects across the country.”
The UNC Board of Governors last week allowed tuition increases at eight campuses, which drew fire from some board members.
Boosting need-based financial aid could help increase overall student enrollment as well as minority enrollment at UNC-system schools, according to Dr. Judith Pulley, Vice President for Academic Planning for UNC. UNC leaders are asking the state for an estimated $19.5 million (for the 2001-03 budget biennium) to boost financial aid. Last year, they received $6.3 million.
Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge, Pat Sullivan, Phil Ford, and Dave Hanners. All of them are former coaches for men’s basketball at UNC-CH. Yet every one of them is currently on UNC-CH’s payroll.
On April 14, James Moeser was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because UNC opted for a secret search, however, North Carolinians were left wondering who James Moeser was and what he could do for UNC-CH.
An Alcohol Task Force at N.C. State University is sending a recommendation to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox that would have university officials notify the parents of students who commit two alcohol violations. The task force making that recommendation comprises students, faculty and staff.