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A watchdog says the feds aren’t doing enough to investigate problem colleges

BY: - January 20, 2023

Report is the latest indictment of the Trump administration's consumer protection efforts in higher ed WASHINGTON — Incomplete written guidelines and penalties that had not been updated since 2016.  Significant turnover and reductions among staff.  Changing agency priorities and department probes put “on hold.”

New fee hike spurs UNC-Chapel Hill students to seek more and better mental health, public safety services

BY: - September 22, 2021

Student leaders at UNC-Chapel Hill are asking that money from a recently increased security fee go toward student priorities, including additional mental health services on campus, hiring gender violence service coordinators and improving safe nighttime transit on campus.

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

BY: - April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it would require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus this fall.

NC’s flawed tax schemes fail to address state’s growing student debt crisis

BY: - August 30, 2019

North Carolina’s legislative leaders are pursuing a deeply flawed tax refund plan while leaving some of our state’s most important resources underfunded. Rather than investing the more than $600 million in things like school construction, hurricane rebuilding, or building healthier communities, legislators plan to issue checks of $125 per taxpayer. What’s worse is that those […]

Study: College students prefer free tuition to prestigious degrees

BY: - May 16, 2019

A new study released this week gives some interesting insights into college students’ views on the rising cost of tuition and the value of degrees from prestigious universities. College Pulse conducted the poll of 8,887 students currently attending four-year colleges or universities across the United States. One of its most interesting findings: 67 percent of […]

House approves voter ID after long debate over voter fraud, student IDs

BY: - December 6, 2018

It was clear during two hours of debate Wednesday where the two political parties at the legislature diverged over photo ID: their belief in voter fraud. The GOP supermajority expectedly passed legislation that would implement a constitutional requirement that voters must show a photo ID to cast a ballot.