Universities and social mobility

Carol Folt, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, used a prominent forum in the nation’s capital this past week to make a forceful case for keeping top-fight universities like hers accessible to the brightest and best students, regardless of their income.

It’s an important message, one that would seem to be in no need of reiteration, but in the political climate of today, nationally and within our state, it does need to be emphasized again and again.

To be fair, universities merit some of the criticism and concern over mounting costs of tuition. The cost of college […]