Archives: Shannon Blosser

  • Program Smooths College Transfers

    RALEIGH — A new partnership between Western Carolina University and the N.C. Community College System could help students transfer more seamlessly between the systems and reduce the amount of time needed to obtain a bachelor’s degree. The so-called “Western 2 Step” places Western Carolina in the forefront of UNC-community college…

  • BOG OKs 2007-09 Budget Request

    CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina will seek more than $270 million in new funds when the General Assembly convenes in January. UNC’s request, approved Friday by the Board of Governors, is $2.57 billion for fiscal 2008 and $2.63 billion for 2009, and for the first time includes…

  • Panel OKs ECU Dental School

    CHAPEL HILL — A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee Thursday gave approval to plans for a dental school at East Carolina University. The full Board of Governors will vote today on whether to give final approval to the creation of the state’s second dental school.

  • UNCG, A&T Eye Nano Program

    GREENSBORO — UNC-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T officials recently submitted a request to the University of North Carolina general administration to operate a school of nanotechnology and nanoengineering.

  • Universities Plan Disaster Response

    CHAPEL HILL — A program administered by Duke, North Carolina State, and UNC-Chapel Hill universities will establish off-campus sites to improve response to disasters in eastern and western North Carolina.

  • App State Gets Wine-Study Grant

    BOONE — Two Appalachian State University professors recently received a grant from a joint program between the United States and the European Union to create a degree track in wine science. Four institutions will be involved in the program.

  • NCCU Ranks High in Teaching Civics

    RALEIGH — A report by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute found that, for the most part, America’s colleges and universities do a poor job of teaching students about American history and civic institutions. Locally, however, North Carolina Central University does a fair job. It was ranked in the 13th among 50…

  • Spellings States Higher-Ed Goals

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has proposed reforms for higher education that would increase need-based financing and create a national database to provide more information to families.

  • Report: Higher Ed Oversold to Public

    RALEIGH — A report released recently by the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy says higher education has been oversold to the public. Many students who are not really interested in academic pursuits are spending a lot of time and money to get a credential that is much…