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Friday February 3rd


UNC SBP Mary Cooper holds tuition forums

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.

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Cooper seeks student input on tuition proposals

For Student Body President Mary Cooper, now is the time for students to speak up about tuition. The University’s tuition and fee advisory task force will decide on a tuition proposal to present to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 14, leaving Cooper less than two weeks to craft her own proposal for the task force.

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Stop requested: DPS’ plan for student transit fees requires reworking for fairness

Last year, former Student Body President Hogan Medlin and his executive board told Department of Public Safety officials that the five-year transportation plan was unacceptable and burdensome to students but say they were repeatedly ignored. Last week, students proved that these concerns were more than just talk by rejecting a proposed $14.50 increase to the student transportation fee. DPS needs to accept that rejection and find a revenue model that fairly incorporates student concerns.

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UNC’s tuition increase proposal not a surprise, administrators say

UNC’s tentative proposal to increase in-state tuition by 40 percent during a multi-year span far exceeds the UNC system’s cap, but administrators said they were not surprised by the proposal. The system’s new Four Year Tuition Plan, which went into effect this academic year, maintains the system’s 6.5 percent cap on tuition increases.

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