Topics: UNC system

The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university providing public education to the 220,000 students enrolled across the 17 campuses. In 1931, the NC General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to include three schools, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and UNC-Greensboro and with that the multi-campus system was born in North Carolina.

The system is overseen by the UNC Board of Governors, which is the system’s policy-making body. The 32-member board is elected to four year terms by the general assembly. One of the biggest responsibilities of the board is the elect the president, who is the administrator for the system. Each of the UNC campuses are headed by a chancellor. Each chancellor is nominated by the president and approved by the board of governors. 

The current UNC-system president is Tom Ross. He announced he will step down in 2016.

Spellings addresses NC education concerns at forum

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UNC-system President Margaret Spellings took center stage at this semester’s Carolina Forum Thursday to discuss her goals for education policy — accessibility and affordability.


Board of Governors responds to concerns online, not at meeting

After its Friday meeting, the UNC Board of Governors hosted its third public comment session — a practice implemented in May following months of protests, and the first since the school year began.


NC A&T reorganizes, but consolidation raises concerns about HBCU identity

Restructuring at North Carolina A&T State University will replace the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Technology with three new colleges — sparking concerns from students and faculty about preserving the identity of one of the nation’s largest historically black colleges.


UNC system manages debt crisis, but challenges remain

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As a first-generation college student, UNC first-year Eddy Fernandez had one big worry — the cost. 


Protesters disrupt Board of Governors, demand action on HB2

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A coalition of UNC-system students gathered Friday morning in front of the Center for School Leadership Development in Chapel Hill during the Board of Governor's monthly meeting — but Board Chairperson Lou Bissette said some of their anger was misplaced.


Board of Governors meets uninterrupted

It's the time of year when everyone's thinking about graduation — and evidently, the BOG Budget and Finance Committee is no exception.


Board of Governors changes meeting location amidst safety concerns

The UNC-system Board of Governors announced Monday they are relocating their upcoming meeting from the University of North Carolina at Asheville to Chapel Hill.


Spellings, Folt come out against House Bill 2

Amidst bathroom sit-ins across UNC-system campuses today in protest of House Bill 2, President Margaret Spellings clarified the universities' responsibility to comply with the controversial law. 

Spellings told reporters on a conference call this morning that a memo sent to chancellors April 5 requiring people on university campuses to use multiple-occupancy bathrooms based on their biological sex was only a response to questions from university officials.

“It is in no way an endorsement of this law,” Spellings said.


NCSSM expansion causes concern

Of the $2 billion allocated through the Connect NC Bond passed in March, $58 million was put aside to expand the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics — but the project has generated some disagreement.


Board members get a run for their money

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They say money talks — and in the UNC-system Board of Governors’ case, it might have something to say.


Please mind the NCGAP

After a vote of approval from the N.C. legislature in the fall, concerns remain over the N.C. Guaranteed Admissions Program.


Spellings gets to know UNC-Chapel Hill campus and community

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Making another stop in her UNC-system road trip, President Margaret Spellings met with students and faculty in Chapel Hill Tuesday.


UNC-system faculty get Commons app

UNC Learning Technology Commons is an opinion aggregation app, like Yelp or Trip Advisor — but instead of reviewing food or destinations, it lets UNC-system faculty communicate about the best and the worst technology in education.


Deferred admission eases transfer process

Growing up in a single-parent household, UNC junior Erik Carlos II knew he could never afford a four-year university. 


Board of Trustees unanimously support Connect NC bond

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If approved, the Connect NC bond will award the UNC School of Medicine $68 million for a new building. 


Historically black colleges and universities in NC grapple with low graduation rates

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Picture the first day of class.


Margaret Spellings unfazed by critics

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Margaret Spellings is a lot of things, but intimidated is not one of them.


Q&A with BOG Chairperson Lou Bissette

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The UNC-system Board of Governors selected Lou Bissette as chairperson of the board in December, replacing John Fennebresque, who resigned in October. Daily Tar Heel Assistant State and National Editor Corey Risinger talked with Bissette about future goals and ways to reform the board in the new year, following frustrations with closed meetings and a lack of transparency in 2015.


2,000 new graduates celebrate in the Dean Dome

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Another 2,113 UNC students switched their tassels to officially become alumni Sunday afternoon.


Protestors at Board of Governors meeting demand Spellings' dismissal

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The UNC-system Board of Governors were met with a crowd of students, faculty and community members this morning calling for the dismissal of President-elect Margaret Spellings.