11/28/2011 11:50pm

Tuition dialogue should utilize student proposal

As part of the Strike the Hikes campaign, I attended two public meetings on tuition and fees. I expected the committee to pass Provost Bruce Carney’s proposed tuition hike, but one thing puzzled me about our ‘dialogue.’ Why do they keep asking students to provide proposals? This seems like a reasonable request, but it is only a distraction, a delay tactic.

11/16/2011 4:39pm

The ?ght has only just begun

During Thursday’s full Board of Trustees meeting, Student Body President Mary Cooper’s thoughtful proposal was briefly acknowledged by the trustees but dismissed as a real alternative.

11/15/2011 4:56pm

Tuition isn’t just about the numbers

“Poverty is not an excuse from but a reason for education.” Former UNC President Edward Kidder Graham wrote this in 1916, reminding us of the bedrock principles of accessibility and affordability upon which our “University of the people” is built.