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Saturday November 27th

Higher Education

UNC Health Care opposes the sale of Rex Healthcare to WakeMed

The latest row between WakeMed Health and Hospitals and UNC Health Care has placed the UNC system and looming state budget cuts at the center of the fray. In a letter to UNC-system President Thomas Ross last week, WakeMed officials offered to purchase Rex Healthcare, a subsidiary of UNC Health Care, for $750 million.

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UNC changes protocol for sexual assault cases

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to initiate an open discussion on sexual assault, an issue that many universities have tried to “sweep under the rug.” By next fall, UNC-system schools will be required to be more active in investigating sexual assault cases as a result of the new guidelines set in place by the department.

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Oversight committee passes bill to regulate student fees

A bill that passed through a Student Congress committee Tuesday night would give the full body the power to regulate changes to eight major student fees. In its inaugural meeting, the oversight committee passed the bill, which would give the body the task of regulating certain fees that are first considered by the student fee audit committee. Adam Horowitz, chairman of the oversight committee and the bill’s sponsor, said Student Congress has the right to regulate certain fees, including the student activities fee and the safety and security fee. Article I, Section 4 of Title I of the Student Code gives Student Congress the power to regulate these fees.

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Looming budget cuts focus of BOG

But some chancellors said the system might be heading for its own catastrophe if rumors about the 15 percent — or higher — budget cuts come true.N.C. legislators are facing a $2.4 billion shortfall in the state budget, and speculations about cuts to the UNC system are running the gamut — from 5 percent to UNC-system President Thomas Ross’ estimate of 30 percent — as the higher education appropriations subcommittee prepares to release its budget proposal early next week.

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	Atul Bhula was re-elected by delegates to be president of the Association of Student Governments.

Student leaders await vote on BOG

Two versions of a bill to establish a student vote on the UNC-system Board of Governors have sat motionless in their respective chambers of the state legislature for three weeks. The UNC Association of Student Governments and its legislative allies have tried since 1997 — unsuccessfully — to get its president a vote on the board.

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	In 1931, UNC students washed dishes in the school dining halls for 25 cents per hour during the Great Depression to help pay for tuition. Photo courtesy of The North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina library at Chapel Hill.

John Sanders discusses strategies for NC budget cuts

Former UNC School of Government Director John Sanders, who also helped reorganize and revise the state’s constitution in 1968, studied documents from the 1930s and reported on the state’s handling of extreme budget cuts.Sanders said legislators could use the strategies used by legislators during the Depression in determining cuts this year.

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