In pursuit of cost savings, a merger of all the state’s community colleges is being proposed. But some are skeptical those savings can be achieved without impacting students’ education. The Mirror explores the controversy and the experiences of other states that have tried college mergers.
The state House of Representatives tipped its collective hat Saturday to Rep. Robert B. Willis, D-Salisbury, voting to rename a scholarship program after the retiring lawmaker. The House unanimously approved a measure that renames the Governor’s Scholarship Program in Willis’ honor.
Leaders of the legislature’s Higher Education Committee have concerns with the sizable pay boost the president of the state’s flagship public university will receive over the next four years.
Sen. Beth Bye: “Those of us who have been through some of the challenges of discrimination, when you go through something this hard, you come out strong. I think it’s a critical part of who I am.”