Higher education (page 197)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state audit exposing illegal payments to an information technology and facilities director at N.C. Central University. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s contributions to the conservative movement and introduces the John Locke Foundation’s new book,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2013
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    The cost of education

    Did you see that the UNC system is asking for $266 million in increased funding from the state over the next five years?  And that doesn’t include the cost of enrollment growth, which could be about $25 million per year. It strikes me as a lot of money given…
    Julie Tisdale, January 18, 2013
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    N.C. Appeals Court upholds dismissal of UNC football player’s lawsuit against school

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling dismissing former UNC football player Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that a taxpayer-supported research campus in Kannapolis has had little apparent payoff to date. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal describes how a Bladen County childhood influenced award-winning fiction writer Guy Owen.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray about his book Coming Apart. John Hood’s Daily Journal profiles a higher-education entrepreneur from his family’s past.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2013
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    NASBO: state spending continues to increase

    The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) released their annual State Expenditure Report in late December.  It is chock-full of interesting budget information. Between FY 2010 and FY 2012, spending increased in most states.  The North Carolina General Assembly increased overall state funds by 6.3 percent between FY…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2013
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    More evidence for the notion that college is oversold

    George “College is oversold” Leef is not likely to find much that surprises him in a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article about the value of a college education. How much is a college diploma actually worth? The perennial question asked by every former English, philosophy,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. congressional delegation’s response to calls for increased gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. The Daily Journal focuses on unrealistic job expectations linked to the notion that more education guarantees economic success.
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2012