St. Gregory’s University graduated its last class at the end of the fall 2017 semester. Students that did not graduate had a month to make new plans. Photo courtesy of Michael White.

Disrupted plans: What happens when colleges close and students have to move on?

A rise in expenses and a drop in enrollment contributed to 66 small, private colleges closing in the 2015-16 school year. When these schools close, what happens to students and employees?


UNC-Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1789

Total enrollment (fall 2013): 29,127

Undergraduate enrollment (fall 2013): 18,350

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2014): 31,331

Acceptance rate: 29 percent

Graduation rate: 81 percent

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $8,374

Sports nickname: Tar Heels

Website: www.unc.edu

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Lawyer Hugh Stevens presents the DTH's argument in court on Tuesday morning.

Judges rule UNC must provide names of sexual assault perpetrators

In a ruling issued Tuesday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals said UNC must release the names of people found responsible for rape, sexual assault or any related acts of sexual misconduct through the University's honor court, Committee on Student Conduct or Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office. 


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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.”  


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."


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UNC goes to Washington: Graduates reflect on their paths to politics

Politicians like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., were involved in a variety of campus extracurriculars during their undergraduate careers at UNC, which set them on their political careers.  “There’s no set pathway to get into any career, but especially with politics it’s so liquid to get to that point,”  UNC sophomore Serena Singh said.  Singh, who was recently elected co-chairperson of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee in the Undergraduate Executive Branch, said having political role models is beneficial because it shows you don’t have to go to law school to go into politics.