Higher Ed

Dave Boliek

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees member officially running for state auditor

BY: - September 21, 2023

It’s official: Dave Boliek, member and former chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, is running for the GOP nomination for State Auditor. As Newsline reported earlier this month, Boliek changed his voter registration from Democratic to Republican in June as he was considering a run for auditor — his first for public office. […]

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States urged by Biden administration to rectify underfunding of land-grant HBCUs 

BY: - September 19, 2023

States engaged in decades of underfunding of land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading to a more than $12 billion disparity with comparable white institutions, leaders of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

Vice President Kamala Harris descends an open-air stairway from Air Force 2 on the tarmac of Piedmont International Airport in Greensboro. The sky is clear and blue. She is wearing a gray pant suit. A soldier in his dress blue uniform stands at attention at the bottom of the stairs.

Vice President Kamala Harris to NC A&T students: ‘When you vote, it scares some folks.’

BY: - September 17, 2023

This is what happens when the vice president of the United States visits Greensboro: Excitable German shepherds, restrained by their military handlers, sniff every duffel, trash can, and bathroom of a terminal at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Poised, yet nervy and as quiet as bats, Secret Service agents in dark suits and sunglasses scan the […]

Peter Hans

UNC System President: Keep tuition flat for a full decade

BY: - September 14, 2023

UNC System President Peter Hans recommended Thursday that the UNC System’s Board of Governors avoid raising in-state tuition at universities for an eighth straight year. He’d like to see it remain flat for a full decade. “I think it’s tremendously important for the message it sends to the families of North Carolina, that college is […]

Peter Hans

UNC System examining tenure review, incentivizing faculty retirements

BY: - September 14, 2023

The UNC System Board of Governors is asking for a more uniform and rigorous tenure review process, with some members questioning low number of faculty who aren’t meeting expectations. In occasionally tense conversations during a day of committee meetings Wednesday, board members, faculty and campus administrators discussed the often-misunderstood issue of tenure — which has […]

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Their academic freedom in jeopardy, university faculty in NC, other southern states want out

BY: - September 13, 2023

University faculty members in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas say they wouldn’t recommend their state to other academics, according to a new survey from the American Association of University Professors. Many of them want to leave their campuses for jobs in other states or abandon the profession altogether, citing a hostile political climate for […]

Outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees chair considering run for state auditor as Republican

BY: - September 11, 2023

Dave Boliek, the outgoing chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has his eye on a new challenge: a possible run for the Republican nomination for state auditor. “I haven’t decided yet, but I’m 99 percent of the way there,” Boliek, a longtime Democrat until three months ago, told Newsline Thursday. The move may […]

Lawmakers condemn anti-Asian remarks from principal following UNC-Chapel Hill shooting

BY: - September 6, 2023

The North Carolina Asian American Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus condemned racist and xenophobic remarks from a Wayne County high school principal Wednesday in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting at UNC-Chapel Hill. Wendy Waters, principal of Spring Creek High School in Seven Springs, took to her personal Facebook page after UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student […]

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Millions enrolled in new student loan repayment program

BY: - September 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 4 million federal student loan borrowers are enrolled in the Biden administration’s new repayment program, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Education. With the pause of more than three years on federal student loan repayments coming to an end in October, and the Supreme Court’s summer decision to […]

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UNCG first-time college enrollment rises after falling numbers, budget cuts

BY: - September 5, 2023

UNC-Greensboro released its fall enrollment numbers Tuesday, showing increases in first-time college students after budget cuts and declines in student numbers that have threatened programs and positions across the regional university. UNCG enrolled a total of 17,743 students for the fall semester, which started last month — down slightly from 17,978 for fall of 2022. […]

UNC-Chapel Hill community mourns, seeks answers in wake of fatal shooting

BY: - August 30, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill was in shock and mourning Tuesday following an on-campus shooting in which police say a graduate student killed the professor who acted as his academic advisor. Tailei Qi, 34, made his first appearance in Orange County criminal court Tuesday, where he faces charges of 1st degree murder and possession of a firearm on […]

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Attorney says Supreme Court affirmative action ruling prompts overreaction at UNC

BY: - August 29, 2023

The UNC System’s recent directives to its campuses on how to react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University reflect the politics of the system’s political appointees more than sound legal reasoning, according to a prominent civil rights attorney who argued the case. When civil rights […]