In the freshly painted Franklin Street offices of Carolina Counts, three consultants are crunching data on UNC’s operations. Their mission: spend January and February there to try and save UNC millions of dollars that can be rerouted to education and research.
Administrators have acknowledged that getting out positive news about UNC’s Greek system has been difficult, so now they’re taking a more direct approach.
For the members of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and their families, Sunday was a day to begin rebuilding lives and laying a new foundation for leadership and a needy family.
Though members of the Greek community said they are happy to have the input of a new special adviser on Greek life, they said they expect him to find that fraternities and sororities are already working to improve aspects of the community such as recruiting and self-governance.
A new administrative review of the Greek system will be overseen by Jordan Whichard, a UNC alumnus and fraternity member. In his new role as special adviser on Greek affairs, Whichard will examine UNC administration’s interaction with fraternities and sororities, as well as develop a report for the Board of Trustees. The position is not paid.
This article was published in the 2009 Year in Review issue of The Daily Tar Heel.
After nearly three months, the State Bureau of Investigation has completed its inquiry into the officer who killed junior Courtland Smith on Aug. 23.The state investigation, completed Nov. 16, was turned over to the Randolph County district attorney, who is responsible for determining if any legal action will be taken against Archdale Police Officer Jeremy Paul Flinchum.
The tuition increase proposal Chancellor Holden Thorp will put before the Board of Trustees’ audit and finance committee today is the least costly of two options — for both the students and the school.It holds increases for in-state students to the state’s prescribed $200 limit and raises out-of-state students’ tuition a corresponding percentage, a total of $1,126.68.
Chancellor Holden Thorp said Thursday he will recommend increasing tuition next year by the smaller of two options he had been considering.
The tuition and fee advisory task force favored increasing in-state tuition more than state law currently allows in its meeting Wednesday amid a packed house of student advocates.The task force sent two proposals to Chancellor Holden Thorp that would increase tuition by the same percentage for both in-state and out-of-state students.