N.C. Colleges Worthy of Investment

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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Preventing Campus and Workplace Violence

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.

Talley Pilots Composting Stations

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.

Centennial Welcomes Marriott Hotel

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.