Higher Education

The UNC Board of Governors has accepted the resignation of a member of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees. The Board of Governors convened a special meeting to consider sanctions against ECU Trustees Phil Lewis and Robbie Moore for meddling in student government elections.

Bill To Cut University Of SC Trustees Spurs Diversity Debate

Jan 8, 2020
University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The chairman of trustees for South Carolina's largest university defended his board Wednesday as three powerful state House members questioned the board's commitment to diversity and financial responsibility.

Dan Mahony
Winthrop University

Winthrop University President Dan Mahony will leave the Rock Hill, South Carolina, school March 1 to become president of the Southern Illinois University System, Winthrop officials announced Tuesday.

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Leaders of five Charlotte-area colleges and universities met at Queens University on Wednesday to talk about why higher education costs so much, how to put it in reach of more students and how to rebuild confidence in the value of a degree.

Colby College

Queens University of Charlotte has a new president.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Last week, the Department of Justice charged 50 people in schemes to pay for positions for their children at top universities across the country. It was called the, “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted,” but it doesn’t paint the whole picture. 

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There's been a lot of attention lately on low-income students on campus — mostly on how to recruit them and how to make them feel welcome.

For good reason: Pell Grant recipients make up about a third of the undergraduate student population in the U.S., according to the College Board. And often, their experiences in college are very different than their wealthy classmates.

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Educational attainment is increasing, but in large part because of people who have moved to the region, according to the 2018 State of the South report. 

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos.
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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined 19 other Attorneys General in urging the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos to deny the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ petition to regain its status as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. This joint letter follows the department’s solicitation for written comments regarding ACICS’ request for initial recognition after being denied a renewal in 2016.  

Higher Education Works Foundation

How to make higher education more accessible and affordable makes for some heated debate. UNC President Margaret Spellings and her counterpart in the community college system joined the House Speaker in Charlotte last week to discuss that. There was a lot of agreement on stage, but among North Carolina policy makers the topic has come with some tension. 

Higher Education Works Foundaiton

UNC System President Margaret Spellings and her community college counterpart shared a stage in Charlotte last night with House Speaker Tim Moore. They fielded questions about how to make higher education more affordable and accessible. 

CPCC

Governor Roy Cooper, House Speaker Tim Moore, and UNC System President Margaret Spellings will be in Charlotte on Wednesday for a symposium on pressing issues in higher education. 

CPCC Launches New Anti-counterfeiting Printing Program

Mar 30, 2016
CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College is developing a new program to train people to develop anti-counterfeit printing.


Tony Zeiss Will Retire After 23 Years As CPCC President

Feb 4, 2016
CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College will have a new president for the first time in more than two decades. Tony Zeiss, who led the college through a period of significant growth, announced his retirement yesterday.


UNC Greensboro

Back in 2010, the University of North Carolina Greensboro rolled out a program for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or less. A growing number of students is taking advantage of it. 

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During the Great Recession, 48 states cut spending on higher education, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That funding has not rebounded. North Carolina colleges and universities lost 25 percent in state funds since 2008. South Carolina schools lost about 40 percent. To make up for those cuts schools are charging students a variety of special fees.

The Cost Of Higher Education

Sep 1, 2014
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Among the 16 campuses in the UNC system, tuition and fees for in-state students have nearly doubled in the last decade. WFAE News is exploring the topic all week and we join the effort to find out why college costs so much.  

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Six years ago, a group of young women were picked to take part in a special program. The girls were all in the seventh grade, all were Latinas, and all were deemed to be at risk of dropping out of school or becoming pregnant. The program is run by a volunteer group called Circle de Luz. And last week the group – and the young women they mentored – had reason to celebrate

Wingate University President Will Retire In May 2015

Apr 22, 2014
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Wingate University President Jerry McGee is stepping down in May 2015. 

McGee has served as president of the Union County school for more than 22 years and oversaw major changes during his time as University president – including its transition from a college to a university.


JCSU Gets More Than $1 Million For Scholarship Fund

Apr 17, 2014
WFAE

Johnson C. Smith University has received about $1 million this month for a scholarship fund that helps students pay the difference between their financial aid and tuition.


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