A group of about 30 students — mostly from student government — attended Student Body President Mary Cooper’s forum on tuition increases Monday. Cooper will hold a forum each night this week in hopes of raising student awareness about the issue. Tonight’s meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in SASB Upendo Lounge and 7 p.m. in Carroll 111.
Questions and answers
STUDENT: Has UNC taken harder hits than other UNC-system schools because of its ability to attract top high school graduates?
MARY COOPER: The decision of how budget cuts were allocated to UNC-system schools was made by the Board of Governors, who had certain criteria.
While that was one of the reasons, we were cut more because of other reasons, like our ability to get grants and research dollars.
STUDENT: Why has increasing the number of out-of-state student population not been explored?
MARY COOPER: If we were to increase the number of out-of-state students by 500, the net revenue would be only $200,000.