Campus News

Retired U. of North Carolina professors offer to teach for free

To help ease the burdens of a $60 million loss to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s operating budget, an association of retired professors has offered to teach courses for free, the Chapel Hill News and Observer reported.

Although many of the professors remain somewhat active in their fields, the university is hesitant at accepting the offers in total, the newspaper reported. Officials said that they only want to use professors who are on the cutting-edge of their research so as not to devalue students’ education.