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  • Tucker Carlson’s UNC speech

    News & Observer reports Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson will be the featured speaker in a distinguished lecture series at the UNC School of Media and Journalism in April and—do I even need to say it?—-the school’s social media accounts have been bombarded with protests: nnouncement that the conservative…
    Sam Hieb, February 16, 2018, 475 words
  • Does federal law give graffiti artists a right to determine what happens to the buildings they paint on?

    A Federal District Court judge in Brooklyn says it does. The AP has the story: A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated warehouse buildings torn down to make room for high-rise…
    Jon Guze, February 16, 2018, 324 words
  • Charlotte bidding for 2020 GOP convention

    Charlotte Observer reports the Queen City will bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention: Six years after hosting President Barack Obama and the Democrats, the city of Charlotte said Thursday it will submit a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Bids for the RNC are due at the…
    Sam Hieb, February 16, 2018, 160 words
  • Teaching positions have always been hard to fill in NC

    Just in case you need a reminder, I found the following passage in the 1975 Statistical Profile for North Carolina Public Schools.
    Terry Stoops, February 16, 2018, 22 words
  • This Week, Lawmakers Continue To Discuss The Widening Rural-Urban Health Care Divide

    Telemedicine, graduate medical education (GME) reforms, and allowing for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their training. These are just a few of the health care reforms state lawmakers are considering that could help ameliorate the widening rural-urban health care divide. My…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 16, 2018, 81 words
  • The future of college instructor evaluations

    Fabio Rojas devotes a Martin Center column to the merits and demerits of college students grading their instructors. At the end of every semester, at nearly every college in the country, millions and millions of students fill out student evaluations of teachers. These forms ask very sensible questions. Did…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018, 253 words
  • Do Boring Things

    Kevan Kjar has helped me understand a lot about the importance of telling a story. Like all good advice, I heed it more in the breach. Kevan has some stickers printed with the phrase “Do Hard Things.” Yes, there’s a story behind the sticker. Reading the review…
    Joseph Coletti, February 16, 2018, 189 words
  • Developing Story: Constitutional Questions Surrounding $57.8 Million Deal Persist

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way continues to dig for details on the $57.8 million fund attached to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline deal that was approved by the Cooper administration. Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday he would let House Bill 90 become law without his signature. The legislation diverts…
    Donna Martinez, February 16, 2018, 142 words
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