Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Bennett’s Back-And-Forth Drama

bennett-college-chapel-bd5fe76b6659b20cbabf0519d8e14f431eee923c-s700-c85.jpg
Courtesy of Bennett College
/
Keeping up the fight, Bennett College isn't giving up yet.

The Bennett College accreditation fight goes on. The historically black liberal arts college for women lost its accreditation on Friday, Feb. 22, then almost immediately had it temporarily reinstated by a court order. 

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges argued that despite students and administrators’ success in raising $9.5 million for the school, they had “failed to show that the institution possesses resources demonstrating a stable financial base.”

Bennett is now suing the commision and appealing to another accreditation group. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC’s Greensboro reporter Naomi Prioleau about the swiftly unfolding saga and Bennett’s prospects. 

Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Related Stories