UNC Students Plan Protest Of Proposed Tuition Increase

Students from schools in the University of North Carolina system are scheduled to rally against tuition increases that the Board of Governors is set to consider.

Students plan to assemble Friday morning at the Pit on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, then march to the UNC General Administration Building, where they plan to hold a rally. They're protesting proposed tuition and fee increases of up to 10 percent at the 16 universities in the system.

The Association of Student Governments had agreed to provide transportation from every UNC campus for students who want to protest. The ASG is comprised of the student body presidents from each school.

North Carolina State University student organizer Bryan Perlmutter says more increases will close the doors of higher education to many students.

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  • by jim on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:41 AM
    protesting what,that is life,maybe we should all stop buying gas,a lot that will do.pepsi-cola use to be 5 cents now 1.50 -1.79 a bottle if i want it i have to pay,get real. protest something that you can stop or control.you will never control price increases.fact of life.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2012 at 07:29 AM
    You have a choice. If you don't like the tuition increase transfer to a private school or a school in another state. Let your $$$ do the talking and not a worthless protest.
  • by Barbara Location: Martin county on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    You would all have to drop out a semester to make a difference otherwise it is a waste of time, just like gas prices if everyone would not but gas for a day or two you would send a msg put holding a sign will do nothing!!
  • by Greenville mom Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:22 AM
    This is absolutly unbelievable. Lets hope that whomever is working out the budget for the UNC system, isn't a professor of Economics. My child has attended a UNC school now going on their 4th semester and we have seen an increase in tuition and fees every single semester. If you think about the number of students enrolled in the UNC system will pay $400 more it doesn't take a college education in Economics or Accounting to figure out that the bottom line will exceed more than the $414 million needed. Whome ever is running the show, needs to go. Let's home they don't run for President.
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      by Bobby on Feb 11, 2012 at 09:36 PM in reply to Greenville mom
      I home they don't run for President either.
  • by Another ex-state employee Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    I also can agree with the other ex-state employee about spending money at the end of budget year so the department wouldn't loose it. I always argued the point that I was told to try to save as much for the department as possible, but when we did and had money left over was told had to spend it. Explain that to me. This happened at Brody, but I also worked for the Dept. of Admin and Transportation and it happen their. It is amazing what the state can do with the taxpayers money - WASTE IT!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    Its funny how people here are against waste and increases in spending, but once a Liberal Arts university gets involved it is: "dumb liberals and their fancy schoolin ways"
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      by Back on Feb 10, 2012 at 07:59 AM in reply to
      So tell me the logic in paying an instructor a 6 figure salary to inform someone of the impressionist's movement, or why Picasso used oil instead of water colors, or why this philosopher believes his most creative thoughts came when the moon was full, or why the gay movement is so important to the prosperity of our nation? This info requires very little intelligence to understand and teach so why pay someone an enormous salary to do so; especially partially on our dime.
  • by UNCW GRAD Location: NORTH CAROLINA on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:26 AM
    friends , protest all you want...... it is going to happen. then you can spend the rest of your life paying back student loans just like me.
  • by WOW Location: Beaufort on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    Man!! Talk about the proverbial poot in a whirlwind. I can see all kinds of nothing coming out of this.
  • by Disgruntled(ex)worker on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:09 AM
    I plan a protest to inflation@ the grocery store,at the obama gas pumps,my light bill,at the tax office,15 trillion in debt,being unemployed for three straight freaking years at the age of 48 never being layed off before,and when I go to vote.
  • by ex State worker Location: greenville ECU on Feb 10, 2012 at 04:40 AM
    The thing about this is, the state mainly ECU i know about wastes ALOT of money. Its sad when you work for ECU and you get a phone call or email saying we have $10,000 to spend or we will lose it to another department. So you are forced to find something that is not needed to buy for it to sit in a closet for years. I know several rooms at ECU that are just filled with brand new computers, printers, etc. The replacement program is supposed to be every 3 years but it seemed like we were being replaced EVERY year, literally. And then you have the peons barely making ends meet, while the big wigs are making 6 figures plus and they complain about the money the most. It seems some structure needs to be in place If the public knew more about what was going on behind closed doors, tuition increases would not have to happen!!
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