Southern Nash's Cameron Gardner is young and still learning about football.
Here's the segment on the sexual assualt allegations involving Wake Forest basketball players, which aired this morning on NBC's 'Today' show. Here's our story and the response from the Wake Forest University president.
Ten North Carolina schools have made The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges.
Several private institutions from North Carolina pop up on the latest magazine rankings evaluating the affordability of higher education.
This time, it's Kiplinger's Personal Finance, which has unveiled its 2011 Best Values in Private Colleges issue.
Duke, Davidson, Wake Forest and Elon all make their lists.
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Kiplinger's actually has two lists. On its private-college list aimed at liberal arts colleges, Davidson College ranks 5th nationally.
Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania tops that list.
On the private university list, Duke ranks fifth, Wake Forest is 21st and Elon is 35th.
Princeton sits atop that list.
Kiplinger's looks at the total cost of attendance but also examines the "net" cost, meaning the cost after factoring student aid.
Consider: The total cost of attending Duke is $53,157. But because Duke meets 100 percent of demonstrated need, it gives out, on average, $33,810 in need-based aid and $23,185 in non-need-based aid, significantly defraying the cost for a lot of students.
Click here to search the magazine's database to see how your school fares.
A Wall Street investor has pledged $10 million for a new building to house Wake Forest University's Schools of Business.
The gift from Mike Farrell and his wife Mary is the largest ever committed by living donors to Wake Forest. The couple are the parents of Michael Edward Farrell, a 2010 Wake Forest graduate.
Mike Farrell is the founder and CEO of Annaly Capital Management, a publicly traded real-estate investment trust that focuses on mortgage securities.
New Wake Forest University basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik received his
first commitment when junior Chase Fischer, described by his high
school coach as the best kept secret in the country, chose the Deacons.
Colin Summers, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound football offensive guard, has accepted a football scholarship to Wake Forest University.
Summers also had offers from Elon, Duke and East Carolina.
"Colin is a great kid, very coachable," said Broughton coach Chris Martin. "He moves well for a big kid. One college coach said he runs like a 250-pounder. He has really quick feet and a great work ethic."
Summers is expected to be a two-year starter for the Caps.
"I think he is going to make a good adjustment to college football because he is so coachable," Martin said. "He listens and is willing to work to get better."
Duke University is one of 17 private colleges across North Carolina participating in the government's Yellow Ribbon program, which will provide significant financial aid to veterans.
Under the program, veterans can attend public universities for free and get significant tuition help at more than 500 private institutions and out-of-state public universities across the country. It is a federal, matching-grant program where the government matches a university's contribution on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Institutions and professional schools within them are allowed to choose how much they contribute; at Duke, for example, the contributions range from $4,000 per student per year at the undergrad, graduate and doctoral nursing schools to $17,500 from the graduate business school.
Wake Forest's school of management is participating, as is Meredith College, Guilford College in Greensboro, Elon's law school and school of physical therapy, and a host of others across the state.
For a full list, click here.
Here's a story on the program from the Chronicle of Higher Education. It may require a password.
Wake Forest University recently raised tuition and housing fees by 4.5 percent for 2009-10 academic year.
Undergraduate tuition in the fall will be $38,206.
Citing the economic crisis, Wake Forest officials said they limited the increase for students. Last year the trustees raised tuition by 6.8 percent, while dorm fees went up from 3 percent to 10 percent.
Other than the housing fee, other fees will remain the same.
In a statement, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch said universities are feeling the pinch, but "we also recognize that these times present significant challenges for the families of our students at Wake Forest."
This year, the university is distributing $64 million in financial aid, including $41 million in direct institutional grants.
Tuition will rise from 4 to 5 percent in Wake Forest's graduate and professional schools.
Melvin Tabb, a 6-foot-8 junior at Raleigh Enloe, made a verbal
commitment to Wake Forest University on Saturday while on an unofficial
visit to Winston-Salem.