North Carolina

Chapel Hill chancellor's departure comes as tensions at UNC continue boiling over

Carol Folt announces she has ordered removal of Confederate plaques and that she is stepping down. System board leader criticizes her actions.

Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program

Some California community colleges are turning down state money for free tuition to avoid participating in the federal loan program.

UNC System power dynamics on display this summer

Implosion of Western Carolina University chancellor search once again exposes deeper struggle at UNC System, with many fearing that political interests are overtaking academic issues.

North Carolina governor joins chorus of Republicans critical of liberal arts

North Carolina governor becomes the latest Republican to question the value of liberal arts, push more vocational training and target the state's flagship.

N.C.'s community colleges big green jobs curriculum shift

North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.

Arizona proposal latest to object to subsidizing others' educations

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Proposals in Arizona and two other states show a reluctance to subsidize the higher education of others, and question a longstanding practice of using aid to improve access.

Duke balks on regional light rail project, dooming it for now

University says proposed light rail line would pose hazards to its medical and research facilities, balks at crucial moment in 20-year transit partnership.

Charlotte School of Law missed deadline to remain open

The Charlotte School of Law missed two deadlines set by state regulators and has asked for an extension to stay open.

Proposed UNC policy would keep academic centers from taking part in lawsuits

UNC board members want law school’s civil rights center to be barred from lawsuits and suing the state -- which the center has done with success in the past.

North Carolina bathroom law could change practices at public colleges and universities

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New North Carolina law requires public colleges to segregate bathrooms by biological birth gender, forcing transgender students and faculty members to use facilities that don't reflect their identities. UPDATE: Three university employees sue.

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