Bill Friday: The University has got to right itself (audio)

Classes resume this week on many North Carolina college campuses,and students will likely notice some changes this semester.

With $414 million slashed from the university-system in the new state budget, several institutions have had to cut  hundreds of teaching and administrative positions. System-wide students are facing fewer course offerings and larger class sizes.

Dr. Bill Friday, president emeritus of the UNC system, talks about the negative impact the state budget is having on the system this weekend on News & Views.

The 91-year-old Friday also weighs in on need to restore balance and accountability in college sports following alleged NCAA rules violations involving UNC-Chapel Hill and other ACC schools.

“All of this is a process totally foreign to why universities were created, why they are established, and what the taxpayer put the university here to do,” said Friday in a Tuesday interview.

For a preview of Dr. Friday’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

Check Also

NC lawmakers tackle gun violence, school safety in daylong hearing

The House Select Committee on School Safety holds ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Late March is prime spring planting season in North Carolina, and this year, as part of his personal [...]

The following collection of numbers comes from the 2018 North Carolina Child Health Report Card comp [...]

One-stop early voting for North Carolina’s May 8 primary election is a little over a month away, but [...]

A lone Southern yellow pine tree has stood in the middle of Marvin Winstead’s Nash County field for [...]

Ordinary Americans – those of us not allowed to know the secrets of high-level espionage work – at t [...]

Though they are sometimes dressed up in prettified language about “freedom” and “choice” and “market [...]

The post The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

In the aftermath of recent action by state lawmakers to back down from their previously enacted unfu [...]