RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (Feb. 18, 2015) â Higher education pumpsÂ $63.5 billiona year and more than 1 million jobs into North Carolinaâs economy, according to an independent economic groupâs analysis released today. The study of the stateâs public and private universities and community colleges found that the University of North Carolina system contributes almostÂ $28 billionÂ and more… READ MORE
David Morken is the Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, headquartered on NC State Universityâs Centennial Campus. In an interview, Morken discusses why the company moved from Utah to North Carolina and the importance of the stateâs public universities to its success.
Dr. Mitchell Simpson, Pastor, University Baptist Church An Open Letter from a Chapel Hill pastor to his congregation: If youâre not alarmed over the future of academic freedom at UNC, youâre not paying attention. If youâre not paying attention, youâre forfeiting the spiritual birthright earned at such high cost by our Baptist forebears. If those… READ MORE
As Gov. Pat McCrory likes to point out, North Carolina is now the 9thÂ most-populous state in the nation.Â Our state is growing by 276 people a day. North Carolinaâs economy is also growing â our unemployment rate in December was below the national average at 5.5%.Â State officials project ârobustâ economic growth this year.Â And… READ MORE
RALEIGHÂ (March 10, 2015) â Tom Ross, President of the University of North Carolina system, issued a sharp warning today about declining support for public higher education in North Carolina and the nation. Repeated budget cuts to the stateâs colleges and universities are part of a damaging trend, Ross told the Raleigh City Clubâs first National… READ MORE
In a video interview with Higher Education Works, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt discusses the statewide economic impact of the flagship campus and points to very specific benefits for both cancer patients and job creation. Related Link:Â Explore UNC-CH start-ups here.
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the âunsung heroesâ of higher education in North Carolina.
UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt talks about the potential impact of technology and online education on the future of teaching.
21,000 students pursue degrees entirely online North Carolinaâs public universities have become major players in the world of online education. In the last academic year, almost 4 in 10 public University students in North Carolina took at least one online class, and nine percent were enrolled entirely online.Â Thatâs nearly 21,000 students pursuing higher education… READ MORE
Remarks of UNC President Thomas W. Ross The Future of Higher Education in the United States Raleigh City Club National Public Affairs Forum March 10, 2015Â Â Thank you A.P. I really appreciate your kind introduction. I like to begin my speeches with a prayer. So, if you will indulge me, I would like to share… READ MORE