Higher Education | 1999 Archive


Nov. 25th — Call. 43: Charges of underpaid UNC professors unwarranted, according to study
UNC-Chapel Hill professors are among the better-paid professors in the nation, according to a new study by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. And they enjoy a comparatively high standard of living.

Nov. 18th — Call. 42: UNC Consultant Gets Big Bucks for Small Bang, Report Says
Education consultant Willard Daggett lies about his resume, gives false information, and charges an exorbitant amount for his speeches — triple what most education scholars charge — according to an Oct. 22 Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) report. School systems across the country, however, believe in Daggett’s message and gladly pay the $7,000 to $10,000 a day that it costs to hear him speak. Among them is the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nov. 11th — Call. 41: High Court to Decide if Mandatory Student Fees Violate Free Speech
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard both sides of an argument about the constitutionality of using student fees to fund political organizations at the University of Wisconsin. The court is expected to announce a verdict in June.

Nov. 4th — Call. 40: Professors make case for tuition increases - with “string” attached / Elite schools have little impact on graduates’ success, study finds
Two department heads at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took their case for tuition increases to cover faculty salary increases to the students last week. David Guilkey, professor and chairman of the Department of Economics, and Ed Samulski, professor and chairman of the Department of Chemistry, wrote an editorial in the student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, Oct. 28 in favor of a five-year plan to raise tuition at UNC-CH by $1,500. A new study challenges the assumption that an education from an elite college translates into greater earnings than an education from a less prestigious school.

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