Higher Education http://wfae.org en Against The Odds, 5 Young Latinas Graduate High School And 'Circle de Luz' http://wfae.org/post/against-odds-5-young-latinas-graduate-high-school-and-circle-de-luz <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>Six years ago, a group of young women were picked to take part in a special program. The girls were all in the seventh grade, all were Latinas, and all were deemed to be at risk of dropping out of school or becoming pregnant. The program is run by a volunteer group called Circle de Luz. And last week the group – and the young women they mentored – had reason to celebrate</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:14:08 +0000 Nick de la Canal 53552 at http://wfae.org Against The Odds, 5 Young Latinas Graduate High School And 'Circle de Luz' Wingate University President Will Retire In May 2015 http://wfae.org/post/wingate-university-president-will-retire-may-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wingate University President Jerry McGee is stepping down in May 2015.&nbsp;</span></p><p>McGee has served as president of the Union County school for more than 22 years and oversaw major changes during his time as University president – including its transition from a college to a university.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:17:34 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49497 at http://wfae.org Wingate University President Will Retire In May 2015 JCSU Gets More Than $1 Million For Scholarship Fund http://wfae.org/post/jcsu-gets-more-1-million-scholarship-fund <p>Johnson C. Smith University has received about $1 million this month for a scholarship fund that helps students pay the difference between their financial aid and tuition.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:49 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 49122 at http://wfae.org JCSU Gets More Than $1 Million For Scholarship Fund Belmont Abbey College To Make $1 Million In Administrative Cuts http://wfae.org/post/belmont-abbey-college-make-1-million-administrative-cuts <p>Belmont Abbey College is taking a step toward a financial model where tuition alone covers operating expenses.&nbsp; Belmont Abbey’s President Bill Thierfelder says the college will cut $1 million in administrative costs to get closer to that goal.&nbsp;</p><p>He says right now the college like many others spends too much on departments that tend to function in their own silos.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:31:14 +0000 Lisa Miller 48534 at http://wfae.org Belmont Abbey College To Make $1 Million In Administrative Cuts JCSU's Carter Pushes To Loosen Standards For Federal PLUS Loans http://wfae.org/post/jcsus-carter-pushes-loosen-standards-federal-plus-loans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johnson C. Smith University President Ron Carter is urging the Department of Education to reconsider changes to the Federal Parent PLUS loan. Carter blames those changes for the school's </span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/johnson-c-smith-university-lays-staff-3-million-budget-cuts" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">recent three million dollar budget cut</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:37:39 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38571 at http://wfae.org JCSU's Carter Pushes To Loosen Standards For Federal PLUS Loans UNC Charlotte Places 13th At Solar Decathlon http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-places-13th-solar-decathlon <p>UNC Charlotte&#39;s solar house, <a href="http://urbaneden.uncc.edu/" target="_blank">UrbanEden</a>, placed <a href="http://www.solardecathlon.gov/scores.html" target="_blank">13 out of 19th</a>&nbsp;in the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., that ended this past weekend, but the team went home with the People&#39;s Choice Award.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Team Austria won first place in the competition, the University of Nevada Las Vegas won second and the Czech Republic won third.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:30:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37243 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Places 13th At Solar Decathlon USC Proposes 3-Year Tuition Freeze http://wfae.org/post/usc-proposes-3-year-tuition-freeze <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of South Carolina's president is asking South Carolina lawmakers to make a deal with him.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">USC president Harris </span>Pastides<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says he'll freeze tuition for three years if the state gives USC more money to pay for the college's operating expenses.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:45:33 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 35672 at http://wfae.org USC Proposes 3-Year Tuition Freeze South Carolina College Cuts Tuition By 43 Percent http://wfae.org/post/south-carolina-college-cuts-tuition-43-percent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A women's college in South Carolina is reducing undergraduate tuition by 43 percent. That means tuition at Converse College in Spartanburg&nbsp; will be $16,500 a year. It's currently about $29,000. College&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">president Betsy Fleming says the move is in response to growing concern about rising tuition.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:38:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 35105 at http://wfae.org South Carolina College Cuts Tuition By 43 Percent Davidson College Announces On-Campus Pub And Coffeehouse http://wfae.org/post/davidson-college-announces-campus-pub-and-coffeehouse <p>This fall, draft beer and wine will be served on the campus of Davidson College. &nbsp;Students and administrators say it will provide a safe drinking environment for students, faculty and staff. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:57:37 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 33337 at http://wfae.org Davidson College Announces On-Campus Pub And Coffeehouse Northeastern-Charlotte Doubles Graduate Programs http://wfae.org/post/northeastern-charlotte-doubles-graduate-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boston-based Northeastern University opened its Center City campus in January 2012 with eight masters programs. Now, the University is adding seven masters degrees and two doctoral degrees. The programs were approved two weeks ago by the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board of Governors.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:33:39 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 26976 at http://wfae.org Northeastern-Charlotte Doubles Graduate Programs