North Carolina

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


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.

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


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.

'Starving the Beast' examines ideological shifts in funding for higher education

New documentary explores the philosophy and players behind cutting state support for higher education.

Wake Tech introduces faculty ranks

In an unusual move for a community college, Wake Tech is offering some faculty traditional professor ranks -- and raises.

N.C. community colleges tap into craft brewing industry

Asheville-Buncombe Tech and two other N.C. community colleges move fast to create new "stackable" degree tracks for the fast-growing craft beer industry.

Higher education loses an icon: UNC's Bill Friday

William C. Friday, founding president of the University of North Carolina system, was in many ways the prototypical higher education leader.


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