Higher education spending in North Carolina would increase by nearly $112 million, according to budget figures presented during a Joint Appropriations Committee meeting May 11 at the Legislative Office Building.
With the ongoing War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, graduates at some area colleges will hear, first hand, from two individuals who have been involved in policy decisions regarding Iraq and the Middle East.
North Carolina is not the only state where campus bias is a concern. That was evident during a forum held Saturday at Robert “Whit” Whitfield’s campaign headquarters for the 4th District House of Representatives seat. That seat is currently held by Rep. David Price, D-N.C.
CHAPEL HILL— Despite worries of it being “cut to the bone,” the budget for the University of North Carolina is expected to be a little larger by the time the General Assembly concludes its short session this year.
Two rival bills currently under discussion in the House of Representative Education and Workforce Committee would get the federal government involved in the debate regarding higher education tuition increases.