Higher education (page 178)

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    UNC says animal lab wastewater plan increases safety

    Nearly 100 people turned out for a state Division of Water Quality public hearing in Orange County on Wednesday night at which a wastewater treatment permit for the UNC Chapel Hill animal research facility in Bingham Township was the topic of discussion. Among those delivering comments for the public record…
    Dan E. Way, August 24, 2012
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    Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

    Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s…
    Dan E. Way, August 22, 2012
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    ACT: 60 percent of 2012 graduates are not ready for college or career

    ACT released a new report this morning, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012.  The report concludes that a majority of students are at risk of not succeeding in college or in the workforce. The report covers the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012.  The study assessed…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jane Shaw, president of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, about the center’s recommendations for reforming the University of North Carolina system. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on limiting the time state legislators…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2012
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    Re: The Most Liberal College

    A reader makes some good points about my assessment of Warren Wilson College, which holds the distinctions of being the most liberal college in the country (according to a recent survey) and having an unusually high rate of sexual assaults reported. The high reported rate may not reflect a…
    Duke Cheston, August 15, 2012
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    The Most Liberal College in the USA Is…

    Warren Wilson College here in North Carolina, according to a joint survey by Newsweek and the website College Prowler. Personally, I’ve never been to Warren Wilson, but, considering the pictures of the place, this ranking isn’t so surprising–it looks like a hippie commune. Especially commune-like is the school’s…
    Duke Cheston, August 14, 2012
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    So much for student-athletes

    The News & Observer‘s coverage this morning of the latest UNC-Chapel Hill sports controversy features the following observation from pro football star Julius Peppers’ agent, a former academic counselor in the UNC athletic department: To [Carl] Carey, though, Peppers didn’t represent an athlete who didn’t try…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jay Schalin reports for Carolina Journal Online that the University of North Carolina system survived the latest state budget battle with its finances relatively intact. John Hood’s Daily Journal suggests North Carolina’s changing role in the presidential election could allow candidates for governor to attract more…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2012