Tuition will be raised by $750 for all UNC-Chapel Hill students starting this fall. At an impromptu meeting Tuesday, system schools presented the UNC-system Board of Governors with their proposed tuition hikes. UNC-CH proposed raising all resident, non-resident and graduate students’ tuition by $750 this fall. UNC-system President Erskine Bowles was set to approve the increases Wednesday.
At an impromptu UNC-system Board of Governors meeting at 3 p.m. today in Chapel Hill, system schools announced their individual tuition hikes. UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts were the only system schools to go ahead with the maximum increase of $750 allowed by the 2010 appropriations budget signed into law June 30.
UNC-Chapel Hill officials are struggling to decide whether they should increase tuition by $950 for in-state students next fall. The 2010-11 state budget includes a provision allowing UNC-system schools to increase tuition by up to $750 next year on top of individual tuition increases approved last year.
The magic of sport is taken more seriously by some than others. Quidditch, an adaptation of the wizard sport in author J.K. Rowling’s worldwide phenomenon, the Harry Potter series, has grown in popularity on college campuses.
A UNC graduate program to help economically distressed areas is expanding to better serve the state during these tough economic times.Graduate students in the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps are placed with rural community governments during the summer to help revitalize the communities’ struggling economies.
Rising health care costs have caused Chapel Hill to re-evaluate employee health care coverage in next year’s budget.Proposed changes include an on-site health care facility and increases in insurance co-pays. These changes come in response to an anticipated 13.9 percent increase in health care costs next year.
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources fined UNC last week for a wastewater leak from a research facility that drained into a local creek.The Bingham Facility, which is owned by UNC and houses animals for University research, received the $16,612.48 fine for the first of several violations that date back to October.
Chapel Hill Transit hosted two forums Monday at the Chapel Hill Bible Church to explain proposed cuts to public transit and receive community feedback.The department expects a $1.4 million shortfall in revenue compared to projected expenses next year, a deficit they hope to combat by reorganizing bus routes and eliminating feeder and shared ride services.
Kids and parents celebrated the Toms shoes "One Day Without Shoes" with the Chapel Hill YMCA by participating in a one mile barefoot walk down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
UNC Executive Director for the Arts Emil Kand and Dutch Ambassador Renee Jones-Bos great each other outside Memorial Hall on Tuesday during her visit to UNC. Carolina Performing Arts is hosting hosting perfomances by the Netherlands Dans Theater March 29 and 30.
Carla Shuford of Chapel Hill plays with Mac, an 11-month-old Golden Retriever assistance dog. Shuford came to the Eyes Ears Nose and Paws open house to check out the program and see if she could qualify for an assistance dog. Mac was her overwhelming favorite.
Mac, an 11-month-old Golden Retriever showcases his assistance dog skills by pressing buttons and switching light switches with his nose and his paws. Debra Cunningham is his trainer and Eyes ears Nose and Paws program director