UNC-system happenings for Sept. 26, 2017
Location: Asheville, N.C.
Type: four-year, public
Year founded: 1927
Total enrollment (fall 2013): 3,628
Undergraduate enrollment: 3,580
Undergraduate applicants (fall 2013): 3,172
Acceptance rate: 68.7 percent
Graduation rate (after four years, 2014): 37 percent
In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,392
Sports nickname: Bulldogs
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Around 400 people attended a peaceful protest Monday at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University over the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
UNC-Wilmington is weighing its options after a U.S. District Court Judge ordered the university to pay over $700,000 in legal fees for a professor’s lawsuit.
After the winning the first-ever game on an aircraft carrier just two days prior to its matchup with UNC-Asheville, the No. 1 North Carolina men’s basketball team christened the Bulldogs’ brand-new Kimmel Arena with a 91-75 victory.
Tuesday night’s matchup against UNC-Asheville began just like any other for the No. 4 North Carolina men’s soccer team. But something was missing. That something was starting midfielder Enzo Martinez.
From eight yards away and just left of frame, Rob Lovejoy unleashed a blast four minutes into overtime that ricocheted off the near post toward the far post. The ball nicked the inside of the post to net the goal that sealed the 2-1 win against UNC-Asheville at Fetzer Field Tuesday night.
North Carolina law states that alcoholic beverages cannot be sold in student facilities on the UNC- system campus. But two public universities in Western North Carolina have found loopholes. On select nights at Appalachian State University hundreds of students gather at Legends, an on-campus venue, to listen to music and drink beer.
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine will expand its medical school to the UNC-system campuses in Asheville and Charlotte. The expansion, announced Tuesday, will allow UNC-CH to train more physicians with a focus on training for practice in rural areas.
A recent report shows that UNC-Asheville’s graduation rate for student athletes is one of the highest in the country.
For many students who identify as transgender or gender non-specific, the decision to choose between male or female restrooms on campus can be stressful. UNC-Asheville has tried to alleviate that tension by establishing gender non-specific bathrooms, and UNC could designate more of its bathrooms similarly.
The only liberal arts institution in the university system, UNC-Asheville has assumed a role very distinct from those of its 15 sister schools. “We give you a breadth in your education that prepares you to engage any challenge of the world that awaits you,” said Chancellor James Mullen, alluding to the comprehensive nature of the liberal arts curriculum.