Two major credit agencies recently provided negative outlooks for investment in U.S. higher education, stressing lagging state investments, declining revenues and flat or falling enrollments.
While this may be true for pockets of colleges and universities across the nation, North Carolina’s public institutions are bucking that trend. With just one exception, all received stable or positive ratings from Moody’s.
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In order to identify and manage risk situations involving students, staff, faculty and others at the institution, in 2008 NC State established a formal violence prevention policy and adopted an integrated approach to behavior assessment and violence risk mitigation. Policies and protocols apply to all members of the university community, including employees, students and campus visitors. Read more here.
The new state budget, signed by Gov. Pat McCrory last week, provides salary increases and bonus leave for state employees – including NC State faculty and staff. Read more here.
The Talley Student Union will become the first building on campus to pilot two post-consumer composting stations this fall. Students, faculty and staff dining in Talley will now have the option to place their leftovers and compostable items into a compost bin rather than a landfill bin. Read more here.
NC State was selected for the 2014 Sustainability Award based on its sustainable practices, processes and leadership in facilities management, including maintenance and operations, energy and utility use, and planning and construction. Read more here.
Michelle Anderson has received the University Awards for Excellence for her many accomplishments, including improvements made to the foreign national taxation program for more than 3,000 international employees at NC State. Read more on Anderson’s story here.
Mark Turner has been honored with the University Awards for Excellence for his heroic efforts to save his neighbor’s home from a fire. Read more on Turner’s story here.
Centennial Campus will be the site of a privately managed hotel and conference facility that will operate under the Marriott Autograph Collection franchise. The hotel, which is expected to open in 2016, will overlook Lake Raleigh and sit adjacent to the Park Alumni Center. Read more here.
Read Vice Chancellor Leffler’s memorandum on the 2014-15 Fiscal Year Budget here.