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Faced with rising costs, middle-class families turn to community college

Enrollment rates at community colleges have doubled or tripled in the last decade as middle-class families respond to rising costs of higher education.  UNC has therefore seen an increase in accepting transfer students — up 8 percent since 2014. There are certainly pros and cons to the transfer process, as several UNC students like senior Sarah Calire noted.  “Some people will make their sly comments like, ‘Oh, it’s so easy to go to community college and transfer in,’” Calire said. “But I just brush those off because I know my truth, and I know I worked hard.”  


Layna Mosley at a political science conference in Argentina. Contributed by Mosley. 

UNC political science professor shows that 'Women Also Know Stuff'

It's 2018, and it's about time people understood Women Also Know Stuff.   “Part of what’s going on is that people tend to have a set of networks, and their networks are perhaps based on who they read in graduate school or with whom they went to graduate school or have been colleagues,” said Layna Mosley, a UNC professor of political science. 


N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

UNC system happenings for April 16, 2018

The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University.  Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."


In a colorful celebration of spring, students gathered at Hooker Fields for the annual Holi Moli event.

Holi Moli rings in the spring with colorful festival

Get ready for the color-filled celebration of spring's arrival at Holi Moli. This Hindu tradition is a must-do on the UNC bucket list. For many at UNC, this celebration goes beyond religous roots and impacts the community. “Here at UNC we call it Holi Moli as a sort of play on words, and we celebrate it to strengthen our campus community’s unity and diversity and to bring everyone together,”  said Holi Moli co-director Rishi Sharma.


The pressure that student-athletes face can be detrimental to their mental health.

When injury strikes, players lose more than a team

Student-athletes at face extreme pressure on and off the field. When some athletes can't compete anymore, mental health takes a toll and their grades can suffer. Some students who used to be athletes at UNC offer testimonials of their experiences after disaster struck and they found themselves in a position they never thought they would be in.