Bubba Cunningham, athletic director at UNC-Chapel Hill, has a new contract, with a 4.9 percent annual raise plus $1 million in retirement contributions over five years and potential bonuses based on championship wins.
Students who go into education at the five universities can be eligible for $8,250 per year in forgivable loans from the state, if they teach for a certain period of time in public schools in North Carolina. The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program was created by the state legislature to recruit STEM and special education teachers.
A provision of the Republican tax cut bill in the House would tax tuition waivers for graduate students, significantly raising the cost of graduate education. Students and higher education leaders oppose the bill.
More than two dozen speakers were allowed to share their ideas with the board Wednesday, with most saying the Confederate statue should be removed because it promotes an unsafe and racist atmosphere on campus.
The president of the commission that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill said in a letter released today that it will not look further into statements the university made to the NCAA’s infractions committee regarding the legitimacy of classes in the long-running academic scandal.