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Politics and Law-Related News / UNC - Charlotte to get a Law School?
« on: February 15, 2007, 08:20:30 AM »

UNC Charlotte could surge to nearly 35,000 students in little more than a decade, a growth spurt that would lead to a radically different school.

By 2020, some of those students could be studying medicine and law. Others could board light rail to study at the new Center City campus. Still more could take classes online or at satellite sites in nearby counties.

But will the university be ready -- or will a lack of resources hurt UNCC's ability to grow?

That is a question facing Chancellor Phil Dubois and the board of trustees as they begin discussing a long-range enrollment study this morning.

Officials stress that the enrollment figure -- about a 67 percent increase over the current size -- isn't a firm goal. It's the number that data suggest may want to attend the school in the heart of a growing metropolitan area.

Further studies will tell how many students, faculty and staff the school should handle and what new facilities and personnel will be needed.

4 Big Questions

Continued from 1B

Who will get in?

Last fall, UNC Charlotte had 21,519 students. But as the region grows, so will the school -- by as much as 13,000 students by 2020. The enrollment report says 25 percent of the students should be in graduate school, up from 21 percent.Lawmakers recently asked the University of Texas at San Antonio to raise admission standards to help curb enrollment. UNCC leaders worry about letting the freshmen class get too big, but fear too-stringent admission rules could turn too many away.

What will they study?

UNCC has added more graduate programs in recent years. But a larger student body and a push to add graduate students could mean programs in public health, medicine and law.

Leaders will keep an eye on a UNC Chapel Hill and Carolinas Healthcare System study of the possibility of teaching third- and fourth-year medical residents in Charlotte. Should Chapel Hill later want to expand the program, UNCC leaders say it might make sense for them to offer the courses.

More campuses?

Students will increasingly study away from the main campus.About 95.6 percent of students now take classes there, with the rest enrolled in courses on the Web, uptown or in other distance-education programs. The school will open a Center City building in 2010.

Campus space remains at a premium despite a recent construction boom. There are 4,417 beds, enough for 20.5 percent of enrollment.

The current master plan calls for 30 percent of students living on campus, which would mean about 6,000 more beds by 2020.

Who pays?

Ideally, more state money will cover the costs of new students and programs and put less pressure on tuition.

Though UNCC is the state's fourth-largest university, it ranks near the bottom in state money per student.

Tuition has risen 107 percent for in-state undergrads since 2000.

On the facilities side, a new state bond proposal could speed up campus construction, as it did in 2000. The school also has asked students to pay for many nonacademic buildings, like housing and a new Student Union.

4 Big Questions | 3B

Some of the issues UNCC must consider:

Who will get in?

What will they study?

More campuses?

Who pays?

General Off-Topic Board / If you won a $100,000,000 Lottery
« on: February 14, 2007, 05:42:57 AM »
So, if you won the lottery, say for 100 Mil, what would you do?

id retire instantly.  go buy me a brand new Lexus SUV, and start traveling.  US first, then around the world.

General Off-Topic Board / The St Louis Thread
« on: January 25, 2007, 08:34:56 AM »
for all things St louie...

anyone know of a good honest mechanic?

General Off-Topic Board / The Frivilous Female Thread - The Male POV
« on: January 23, 2007, 05:54:38 PM »
so, whats up with those shoes?  do they really need that many pairs?

feel free to drop all your complaints about women here  :)

Studying for the LSAT / lsac practice questions
« on: January 15, 2007, 06:16:13 AM »
some are super ez, and some ive never seen b4!  is this common on the actual test?

General Off-Topic Board / Office Space poll - Moody Co-workers
« on: January 11, 2007, 10:37:35 AM »
a good place to talk about the office.

and how much like the movie it was!

i have a co-worker, the super mario guy, thats a loud talker

and he likes to face you when hes talking on the phone, and talk loud

that way, you cant here anyone else.


General Off-Topic Board / Hey Red
« on: January 05, 2007, 03:06:11 PM »
shoot me a PM with your email address.

i lost it when i had to redo my outlook  :(

and be prepared for a lecture on deleting!


General Off-Topic Board / Snip Snip - Vasectomy and Tubes Tied
« on: January 04, 2007, 05:04:21 AM »
im thinking about it.  anyone done it?  how bad does it hurt? :o  :'(

Choosing the Right Law School / Where you happier
« on: December 29, 2006, 12:12:23 PM »
anyone else think they were happier before they found out what the schools were ranked?

Studying for the LSAT / New or Old tests
« on: December 25, 2006, 12:30:40 PM »
now that im scheduled for the Feb test, its time to start studying!

is it worth it too look at the older tests, or should the main focus be on the newer tests?

thanks  :)

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