UNC Chapel Hill shared this response to the June 29th SCOTUS ruling that struck down UNC-Chapel Hill admissions affirmative action practices. Dear Carolina Community, This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina, et. al., our case about race-conscious admissions. While not the outcome we... Read more.
In a serious blow to UNC, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the University’s affirmative-action admissions policy is unconstitutional. We soon will know more about the decision and its impact. But we know one thing for sure: You, the members of the Coalition for Carolina, believe this will hurt the University. As we reported... Read more.
We wanted to know what you think about what’s going on at the University of North Carolina. So, we asked you. Almost 500 of you – 486, to be exact – responded to our online survey last month. Here is what you told us: You see an inherent value in pursuing higher education, and you... Read more.
The NC legislature is in the process of passing legislation that will force NC colleges to change accreditors every cycle placing a heavy burden on NC universities and community colleges. The change could also harm students and the reputation of all NC higher education institutions. There have been attempts to justify such an egregious and... Read more.
Once again, some members of the UNC Board of Trustees aren’t shooting straight with the University community. This time, it’s about origins of the ideologically driven “School of Civic Life and Leadership” that the trustees rammed through – with the support of politicians in the state legislature – without informing and adequately consulting the University’s... Read more.
If you missed our webinar on accreditation you missed a really great discussion. The recording is now available and you can access it here: Coalition for Carolina Accreditation Webinar Recording The bill to force an accreditation change is now moving through the NC House. Please contact your NC House Representatives and let them know whether... Read more.
In the 18 months since the Coalition for Carolina was formed, more than 22,000 people have joined our email and social media networks. We are alumni, friends, family, faculty, students, staff and supporters of the University. Many of us live in North Carolina, and others live in Utah, Maine, Florida, New York, other states, and... Read more.
Marty Kotis of Greensboro, a current trustee of UNC-Chapel Hill, last week published an attack on me, the Coalition for Carolina and the University itself. You can read it here. https://nsjonline.com/article/2023/04/kotis-the-hypocrisy-of-the-coalition-for-carolina/ When I had the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees (2003-2011), trustees put party, politics and personalities aside. We put the University... Read more.
The legislature, specifically the NC Senate, appears to be trying to make college and community college accreditation a political issue, which it never should be. Accreditation is a highly focused, disciplined process for all schools that receive certain federal contracts as well as those whose students receive certain scholarships, particularly Pell grants – federal needs-based... Read more.
The NC Senate is working on a new bill that would force UNC System colleges and NC Community Colleges to change accreditors. Accreditation is the key determiner of a higher education institution’s credibility, value of degrees, and ability to secure federal funds for financial aid. Politicians trying to interfere in the accreditation process in any... Read more.