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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:

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