Category Archive: cost of higher ed

Graduate students speak out about proposed change to federal tax plan

Gillings School students organize to be heard Graduate students are speaking out about the damage that will result if the draft federal tax bill moves forward without modification – and their protests are important. Sections of the bill are related to deductions for tuition waivers, stipends and graduate student work… Read More

Did Secretary Sebelius mean to cut public health training grants?

While public health workers do not direct air traffic and therefore don’t grab national attention when furloughed or defunded, public health workers are essential to our country’s safety too. We’ll notice when there aren’t enough public health workers. But by then, it may be too late to deal with the… Read More

Protecting public universities

Three big issues 1. Budget pain lingers: A new report  from the National Science Board painted a grim picture of budget cuts public universities have taken over the last several years. While we at UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC system have felt (and feel) the pain, many states have fared much worse…. Read More