The Charlotte Post
Could UNC system be pared?
Lawmaker offers consolidation as possibility
by Herbert L. White
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed $135 million cut to the University of North Carolina system has lawmakers thinking about closing one or more campuses.
State Sen. Pete Brunstetter, a Winston-Salem Republican and co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the chamber is casting a keen eye about how money is spent by the publically financed colleges than the size of the budget.
“I think our members definitely envision that there could be some consolidation between campuses,” he told WRAL-TV last week, “and we might need to go from 16 down to 15, 14, something like that.” … Read Article