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Sit-in @ UNC Board of Governors 02/07 to slow down tuition hikes

submitted by TGD on Saturday, February 2 at 3:22 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

WE *NEED* YOUR HELP!

Next Thursday -- right in the middle of afternoon classes -- will be the annual tuition and fee review meeting for the statewide UNC Board of Governors in Chapel Hill.

This is where N.C. State's recommendations on tuition and fees are either approved or changed, and where the amounts all of us will be paying next year will be set.

The University's tuition advisory committee, co-chaired by Provost Larry Nielsen and our Student Body President Bobby Mills, recommended a full 6.5% increase in tuition rates back in October.

Fortunately for us, Chancellor Oblinger stepped in and knocked that recommendation down to 2.7% -- which is what the Board of Governors will be reviewing on Thursday.

There has been some rumblings of Board members wanting to approve a higher tuition rate (the 6.5% recommendation) than N.C. State requested -- that translates to a sizable chunk of $$$ for every single student. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE CHANCELLOR'S 2.7% RECOMMENDATION IS LEFT ALONE!

Your presence at this meeting is vital to making sure that 2.7% rate is what gets adopted -- without it, there's a decent chance your tuition rates are going to go up even higher.


For more information on transportation, getting out of classes, etc, visit the Facebook event page at:

http://ncst.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8446882793


*PLEASE* make sure to join us this Thursday to help make a statement to the University system that N.C. State students and their parents can't shoulder another huge tuition increase!

With Wolfpack Pride,
-Greg (aka TGD)

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T. Greg Doucette
Student Senate President (87th Session)
Executive Vice President of the Student Body
North Carolina State University
http://students.ncsu.edu/

307A Witherspoon Student Center
Raleigh, NC 27695-7318
Phone (O): 919.513.3999
Phone (C): 919.606.7158
Fax: 919.515.5898
Email: ssp@ncsu.edu

posted by nael on Saturday, February 2 at 3:36 AM

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roddy
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they already know what they are going to approve.

2/2/2008 12:42:29 PM

roddy
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double

[Edited on February 2, 2008 at 12:46 PM. Reason : w]

2/2/2008 12:42:35 PM

roddy
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triple

[Edited on February 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM. Reason : x]

2/2/2008 12:44:06 PM

Sweden
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HAHA, RODDY

2/2/2008 12:56:01 PM

TerdFerguson
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The only thing shittier than our sports teams is our administration

2/2/2008 2:50:43 PM

furikuchan
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Only hippies go to sit-ins.

2/2/2008 7:10:44 PM

Spontaneous
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If tuition and fees go up, just mow an extra lawn or two. State's not an expensive school.

2/2/2008 7:32:28 PM

WolfAce
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yeah, damn the man!

2/3/2008 10:15:59 AM

darkone
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^^ Die in a fucking fire.

2/3/2008 3:21:58 PM

TGD
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There's been some question about the "getting out of classes" thing -- basically I'll write anyone a letter who needs one, asking their professor to excuse them from class.

But the way the University's rules are written, it's still totally in the professor's discretion as to whether or not they'll do it. In some cases entire classes have been canceled already (typically humanities) but in some others (typically engineering) the professors won't budge at all.

Regardless, I'll write the letter -- just send me your name, your professors name and the class you'll be missing.

-TGD

2/4/2008 12:15:19 PM

RhoIsWar1096
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Could it be because engineers will make money to pay back that tuition increase when the graduate?

At least we don't have that joke of a pirate captain representing the student body this year, what a travesty that was...

2/4/2008 12:29:42 PM

TGD
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I was going to say it's because engineers have real majors...

And regardless if I'll make back the money or not, I'd rather not pay it

2/4/2008 1:24:15 PM

ssjamind
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allow more out of staters into the schools and hike the tuition just for them -- if they want to come into the state, they foot the bill for our growth

2/4/2008 5:08:37 PM

chicago_fats
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Quote :
"If tuition and fees go up, just mow an extra lawn or two. State's not an expensive school."


Agreed.

2/5/2008 11:35:48 AM

TGD
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What kind of lawns are y'all mowing? We're talking about $400 over 4 years vs $1,000 over 4 years -- back when I was in high school I'd have been lucky to make $600 in an entire summer mowing lawns, much less from just one or two

2/7/2008 1:31:22 AM

Spontaneous
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Alright. Wait tables. If you do it in Cary, you can make upwards of $200 in one night.

2/7/2008 1:39:44 AM

roguewolf
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Apparently either a) you are republican or b) you're just slow on the whole State school concept.

you're missing the entire point kid.

good luck TGD, I'm always there in spirit.

speaking of which, shouldnt some old SBP be running the BOG by now? I mean seriously.

2/7/2008 9:09:21 PM

TGD
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^
Thanks Nick, it turned out real well! Sad thing is that this was supposed to be a system-wide thing -- ECU had 1 person, UNC had 3, everyone else (except NCSU) had... 0

CBS: "Small Tuition Increase Proposed for UNC system"
http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/2405443/

NBC: "NC State Discusses Tuition Increase"
http://www.nbc17.com/midatlantic/ncn/news.apx.-content-articles-NCN-2008-02-07-0020.html

ABC: [no online story]

News14: "UNC Campuses Consider Tuition Hike"
http://news14.com/content/top_stories/592601/unc-campuses-consider-tuition-hike/Default.aspx

2/7/2008 11:03:04 PM

Neil Street
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This little nugget seems to be overlooked every time:

The Constitution of North Carolina, Article IX: Education, Sec. 9. Benefits of public institutions of higher education --

Quote :
"The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the State free of expense."

2/19/2008 4:07:46 PM

JMFD
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After advocating for a 29% tuition increase, Bev Purdue justified the position by remarking "The students have openly admitted that it's beer and party money"

Follow here; prepare for anger fits:
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/bev-perdue-on-college-affordability/4005045476

2/19/2008 11:36:19 PM

Spontaneous
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In my experience, modern day colleges are just educational corporations that seek to milk any and every penny from its attendees and will be treated as such.

My earlier comments reflect an attitude from 3 years ago, when tuition was going to hike significantly. I was at a point where I couldn't afford to pay the then-current tuition. I was told by my peers to mow extra lawns to cover the cost.

Ideally, a public school would be free.

2/20/2008 3:29:51 AM

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