HIGHER EDUCATION


4/24/2018 11:53pm

Alexx Andersen participates in the Wake Forest Baptist Church's choir practice at Wait Chapel.

A year after the HB2 repeal, NC transgender students battle discrimination

It's been over a year since North Carolina passed HB 2, colloquially referred to as the bathroom bill. While the federal and state government have repealed and replaced the original bill, the dust still settles for transgender students in North Carolina, who should be spending more time enjoying college and less time worrying about being harassed on campus. 


4/19/2018 11:01pm

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.

'So much bigger than me': UNC system's first African-American president talks election, future

Rising senior at North Carolina Central University Bettylenah Njaramba will be sworn as the president of The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments this Friday. The organization represents all 17 UNC-system campuses. Njaramba plans to make the organization's motives more transparent, increase student's voices in impacting policy and better the lines of communication between its board of governors and campuses.


4/16/2018 11:20pm

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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.”