UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Grant

The 17-campus University of North Carolina has announced a three-year, $1-million grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to help UNC campuses better meet the needs of students who learn differently. This grant provides funds to match an earlier grant from the Oak Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland, announced last May. Additional matching funds have been provided by a coalition of Greensboro-area foundations including the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, the Cemala Foundation, the Weaver Foundation, the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, and the Michel Family Foundation.

College STAR (Supporting Transition, Access and Retention: A UNC-System Project Supporting Students with Learning Differences) will provide a network of support services for students who are capable of college success, but who often struggle academically because they learn differently. While starting with three UNC campuses — Appalachian State University, East Carolina University and UNCG — university leaders expect to expand the program to three additional UNC campuses and also to engage campuses within the North Carolina Community College System in the next phase of project implementation.