The for-profit Charlotte School of Law has until early August to show that it is stable and to obtain approval to teach out remaining 100 students. UNC took steps that could lead to revocation of the law school’s license in August.
The final North Carolina state budget deals a $500,000 cut to UNC’s law school, which has been on alert since the Senate proposed slashing the state appropriation by 30 percent. The budget is up for a vote this week.
UNC-Chapel Hill is the third university to win the Cooke Prize for Excellence in Education Equity from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The university will use the $1 million, plus $1 million in private money, for programs for needy students.
School officials banned a Cabarrus County honor-roll student from graduation ceremonies on Saturday night because she wore an off-the shoulder top to school one day and bristled when the principal ordered her to change it.
The UNC School of Law’s state funding would get cut 30 percent by the state Senate. Some think Republican lawmakers’ threatened cut is aimed squarely at Gene Nichol, former dean and well-known liberal who has been critical of GOP leaders.
Daniel Gilmore of West Charlotte High has found direction through ROTC and plans to join the Army after graduation. Despite the death of his mother and grandmother, Gilmore has found strength in his ROTC program. He's part of the 2017 class that Project LIFT has touted as hitting 90 percent graduation.