From The Raleigh News & Observer: The budget cuts across the University of North Carolina system are being felt in ways both big and small. At North Carolina Central University, 350 students weren't able to get into a required math class this semester. At North Carolina State, students won't get an answer at the computer help desk after regular business hours. And at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the library is closing at midnight instead of 2 a.m. The system has cut a little more than 3,000 employees -- including 488 full-time and 2,544 part-time workers. Another 1,487 vacant jobs were eliminated. Most of the part-timers who were let go were adjunct professors. That means bigger classes and fewer academic choices for the system's 220,000 students. For example, University of North Carolina-Greensboro has cut 975 course sections, or about 40,000 student seats.
JULY 2011...from The Raleigh News & Observer: Budget cuts in North Carolina will force more layoffs and could force closing some buildings on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus, Chancellor Holden Thorp says. The university faces a $100 million cut in state funding this fiscal year.
Earlier...from The Raleigh News & Observer: State funding for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be reduced by nearly 18 percent--more than $100 million--making it the hardest hit among the system's 17 campuses. Reductions will be 15 percent, or $79 million, at North Carolina State University, and 14 percent, or $13 million, at North Carolina Central University. The UNC system as a whole will be cut $414 million in the fiscal year that started July 1.