College

Local News
11:29 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Top Students Caught In Immigration Debate Find Spots In Private Colleges

Credit Courtesy of Wingate University

College is hard for many students and families to afford. But take federal financial aid out of the picture, plus in-state rates for public colleges and paying for school becomes nearly impossible. That’s the challenge for students in North Carolina who are here illegally or have deferred status. Some private colleges in the Charlotte area are reaching out to these students. 


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Local News
9:26 am
Fri January 17, 2014

$10 Million To Go To Placing More College Advisors In NC Rural Schools

Sometimes it’s not enough to encourage kids to go to college.  It takes some guidance to navigate the whole application process.  With that in mind, the John M Belk Endowment has donated $10 million to put college counselors in sixty low-income, rural high schools across the state. 

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sexual Assault On College Campuses

Traditionally, sexual assault involving students on college campuses were assigned to student-run honor systems which even many students viewed as ineffective and unfair. Indeed, schools around the country have been accused of questionable practices when it comes to prosecuting sexual misconduct. Will the updated Violence Against Women Act solve this problem? We look into that and into the complicated intersection of school, crime and justice when Charlotte Talks.

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Higher Education
11:28 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Is It Win-GATE Or Win-Get? Wingate University Settles On...

Courtesy of Wingate University

Back in the mid-1800s, settlers arrived in an area of what was then called Ames Turnout to build a church. Eventually, a school was established. A community grew and Ames Turnout became a town. That town was named after a Baptist minister Washington Manley Wingate. Or maybe it was Wingate, we'll get to that shortly.

Here's how Mayor Bill Braswell describes his town, population 3,500:

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Area Colleges Reach out to Displaced Students
1:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Area Colleges Reach Out To Displaced Students

(9/9/05) Among the thousands of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina are Gulf Coast college students. Across the country colleges are reaching out to students, offering them a place to continue their studies. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Davidson College's acting Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris Gruber. She asked him how Davidson is responding to these students' needs.