Since 1854, the state of North Carolina has owned a majority of the stock in the private N.C. Railroad Company. Now the state is the sole shareholder in the company — and it wants to make a profit from its investment.
Although President Barack Obama’s new federal student loan repayment system recently went into effect, it will likely only begin to affect students next year.
Whoever is elected as president of the United States this fall should not neglect research universities, a recent report published by the Association of American Universities advised.
For the second time in two years, a major university is axing its journalism program. Emory University announced last week that it will close its journalism program in a college-wide restructuring effort.
To lessen anxiety for college applicants, more and more institutions are deciding to end early admission programs in favor of a single deadline.
A partnership between Duke University and the city of Kunshan, China might provide more educational opportunities for Chinese students, but some faculty have questioned the feasibility of the proposal.
Several UNC-system schools have decided not to participate in a federal financial aid initiative because administrators say it doesn’t offer many benefits to participating schools.
A recently passed state license plate law has come under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, which claims the law violates the first amendment.
Students who take the train home to Charlotte might have to find an alternate mode of transportation if a proposed budget plan is passed by Congress.
Duke University is expanding its global reach through a partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is helping to design Nazarbayev’s MBA program, which is expected to begin in September 2012.
An advocacy group of education organizations is working to save financial aid — one signature at a time. The Student Aid Alliance, an organization composed of 75 universities and higher-education groups, is running its Save Student Aid initiative to collect signatures from both students and faculty.
A recent report by the NCAA ranking schools’ graduation rates for student athletes found varying success for universities in the state.
A group of fifth graders in the Philippines made a decision that had far-reaching consequences for the UNC-system Association of Student Governments when they elected Arjay Quizon to represent them on student council. Quizon, now senior-vice president of ASG, grew up and attended school in the Philippines.
Chocolate lovers might soon be able to legally enjoy chocolate made with alcohol, if a recently introduced bill in the N.C. General Assembly becomes law. The bill would allow as much as five percent alcohol by volume in confections — including truffles, chocolate, and cakes. Reginald Savage, chocolatier and proprietor of Azurelise in Raleigh, said the use of alcohol in chocolate has been around for a long time.