Topics: UNC system

UNC Board of Governors bans gender-neutral housing

In a meeting this morning, the UNC Board of Governors unanimously voted to ban gender-neutral housing across the UNC school system.

UNC-system leaders talk energy costs

Students, faculty and leaders from colleges across the state came together last week to further discussions on energy conservation — with an ultimate goal of saving $1 billion in energy avoidance costs in mind.

UNC system not alone in reviewing out-of-state enrollment

The UNC Board of Governors might slacken a long-standing rein on admitting out-of-state students to UNC-system campuses next year, joining a nationwide debate among universities on nonresident enrollment.

NC set to reject Medicaid expansion, but financial questions linger

Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly continue to cite the “Medicaid monster” as a funding fiasco — but a new study sheds light on the financial penalties the state could face by not expanding Medicaid.

Ross announces systemwide campus security review

As a task force and outside experts continue to engage in a multi-pronged approach to reforming the sexual assault policy at UNC-CH, the UNC Board of Governors will be joining the conversation. UNC system president Tom Ross announced a new UNC system campus security initiative Friday at its meeting in Chapel Hill.

BOG to consider changes to out-of-state cap

The UNC Board of Governors took a first look into addressing out-of-state enrollment at system campuses Thursday. Current UNC-system policy requires universities to cap nonresident enrollment at 18 percent.

Board of Governors: no more tuition hikes

When the UNC Board of Governors meets Thursday and Friday in Chapel Hill, board members will have public university financial woes fresh on their minds.

Summer months set stage for campus construction


With students away from campus, the summer months leave campus open to new residents — construction workers.

UNC system to strengthen veteran support

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki can speak personally about the benefits of expanding higher education opportunities for military veterans.

Former UNC chancellor to become interim leader at UNCSA

Former UNC-CH chancellor James Moeser will take over the top administrative role at the UNC School of the Arts as interim chancellor Aug.

NC leaders evaluate economic impact of investment in higher education

Drew Moretz, a lobbyist for the UNC system, has fielded tough questions from legislators about how state money is being used on college campuses.

IT proves successful ?eld for NC residents


When Priscilla Alden first started working in North Carolina’s information technology sector more than 20 years ago, personal computers were exciting, new and rarely used.

Duke University will cover sex change surgery on student insurance

Duke University’s decision to include coverage of sexual reassignment surgery in its student health insurance plan starting next year might prompt UNC-system schools to offer the same.

McCrory reconvenes Education Cabinet to discussion collaboration

After releasing his first budget proposal last month, Gov. Pat McCrory last week reconvened the N.C. Education Cabinet for the first time in almost three years.

UNC-system Board of Governors voices concern over McCrory's budget


“Education, economy and efficiency” continued to be the rallying cry of Gov. Pat McCrory at the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Thursday — but some board members were still not convinced by his rhetoric.

UNC system to make plans to attract more veterans

When Jenna Drescher transitioned out of the Marine Corps to begin college, she almost didn’t know attending a UNC-system school was an option. The system’s Board of Governors will convene today at UNC-Pembroke to discuss more ways to attract and support veterans like Drescher.

Art Pope discusses views on education as a right


Outside Gardner Hall on Tuesday afternoon, a group of student protestors exercised the right of free speech. And inside, N.C. Budget Director Art Pope spoke to an ethics class on the right to an education.

Standardized test could ?become required

UNC-system students might have to add one more test to their planners if a pilot program administered next year is successful.

Money for N.C. Biotechnology Center could be cut

A line item in Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent budget proposal would reduce state money for the N.C. Biotechnology Center — an organization researchers say is vital to the state’s leadership in the industry.

UNC-system health insurance to be covered by BlueCross

After student health insurance premiums nearly doubled this year, the UNC system has decided to change providers from Pearce and Pearce Inc. to BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.