Caroline Lamb


Politics influence higher ed funding

Public universities have taken a financial hit from the state government in recent years — but that wasn’t always the case. Now some experts say a shift in political ideology is to blame.

Pay-as-you-earn loans combat student debt

Undergraduate and graduate students — regardless of their financial situation and when they took out federal loans — can apply for pay-as-you-earn federal direct loans this year under a recent revision by the U.S.

Ross, other NC leaders talk higher education

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — A fist bump between Tom Ross and Scott Ralls on Wednesday epitomized the working relationship between the UNC system and North Carolina’s community colleges, as well as the friendship between the two departing higher education leaders.