New Book Chronicles Impact Of N.C. Tuition Increase
RALEIGH, N.C. On the steps of the North Carolina General Assembly Building, the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments (UNCASG) released the book The Personal Stories Project: Faces, Not Numbers. The book contains 800 stories from students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni from all 16 UNC system institutions.“The Personal Stories Project is an effort to represent the voices of hundreds of students and their families who have come face-to-face with the reality of the university system that has become increasingly unaffordable and inaccessible,” said Amanda Devore, the book’s editor and senior at N.C. State University. Devore and UNCASG President Jonathan Ducote were joined by students from across the state to hand deliver the book to members of the N.C. General Assembly. “The stories in this book are powerful reminders of the devastating impact tuition increases have on North Carolina families,” Ducote said. “I hope the General Assembly will keep this in mind as they stray from their constitutional mandate to keep higher education affordable in North Carolina.” Since the printing of the book UNCASG has collected an additional 100 stories. For more information about the Project and contact information for individuals chronicled in the book visit <www.personalstories.org>.
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