Illegal drug policies, financial aid and a new performance model are three of the items to be discussed at today’s UNC-system Board of Governors meeting.
As the candidate filing deadline draws to a close today at noon, attention is expected to be directed to the 11 candidates who have filed for the gubernatorial race.
The University’s student body decided Tuesday to remain a part of an organization that benefits from an annual $1 fee from all students in the system. According to unofficial results, in a 57.4 percent to 40.8 percent vote, students opted to keep UNC-CH’s participation in the UNC Association of Student Governments — an organization made up of student body presidents and delegates from each of the 17 UNC-system schools.
As 200 students and Chapel Hill occupiers chanted and beat on drums in protest outside the meeting room, the UNC-system Board of Governors passed President Thomas Ross’ proposal of increasing tuition and fees by a systemwide average of 8.8 percent.
As students and Chapel Hill occupiers chanted and beat on drums in protest outside the meeting room, The UNC-system Board of Governors passed President Thomas Ross’ proposal of increasing tuition and fees by an systemwide average of 8.8 percent.
UNC-system President Thomas Ross’ tuition and fee increase proposal has passed one hurdle, but skepticism from some members of the Board of Governors leaves the final approval of the recommendation unclear.
The UNC-system Board of Governors’ budget and finance committee approved today system President Thomas Ross’ tuition and fee increase proposals, which average 8.8 percent. The committee’s 5-1 vote followed voiced skepticism from many board members about tuition and fee increases spanning the next two years.
With UNC-system President Thomas Ross recommending increases above the Board of Governors’ mandated 6.5 percent tuition increase cap, some board members say they are not sure they want to support such substantial tuition hikes.
UNC-system President Thomas Ross recommended today that schools not increase in-state tuition and fees above 9.9 percent, which is lower than UNC-CH’s 11.4 percent increase proposal. In a memo to members of the UNC-system Board of Governors, Ross said his recommendations — after taking out financial aid — will generate system-wide revenues of $70 million.
UNC-system President Thomas Ross released his tuition and fee increase proposal today, recommending that UNC-CH’s increase for in-state students be no more than 9.9 percent.
The insurance industry is adding to the uphill battle that congressional democrats are fighting in order to pass health care reform legislation. Private insurers, hoping to sway public opinion, have said that premiums will increase by 18 percent within the next decade if the health care reform is passed.
The U.S. Senate will begin a full chamber debate on health care reform this week.The Senate finance committee, the final committee to address the legislation before the full chamber debate, last week voted down two public option plans. It will vote on the final draft of the bill this week.
The health care reform debate has divided many North Carolinains on their view of President Barack Obama.According to Public Policy Polling, President Obama has been steadily losing support from conservative and moderate independents in North Carolina since April.