Higher Education | 1999 Archive


July

Jul. 29th — Call. 26: Study Predicts Shortfall for UNC / Hunt Sends Mixed Signals on Academics’ “Big Salaries”
North Carolina is one of 39 states likely to face a shortfall in higher education spending in the next several years, according to a new report by Harold A. Hovey, a state budget and tax expert with the California-based National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Jul. 22nd — Call. 25: ‘If You Were Governor, What Would You Do?’ / Men’s Sports Eliminated to Comply with Title IX
“The pathway to success is to keep the doors of our colleges and universities open to all, and to open them even wider,” North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt said in a recent editorial to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a national magazine that examines news and issues concerning colleges and universities nationwide. Hunt’s editorial appeared in the “Opinion & Arts” section of the July 16, 1999 edition of The Chronicle.

Jul. 15th — Call. 24: Senate Rejects House Bond Proposal
The Senate, on June 13, rejected a House bill that would have allowed N.C. citizens to vote on a $1.2 billion bond package for UNC system schools through a statewide referendum. The Senate had passed it’s own version of the bill, which would allow the state to issue $3 billion in state bonds and the UNC Board of Governers to issue an unlimited amount of “special obligation bonds” without a voter referendum. A conference committee has been appointed to work out a compromise bill.

Jul. 1st — Call. 22: The Real Cost of University Bonds / Burden for Higher Education Falls on Taxpayers, not Students
The much-discussed $4.9 billion in state and university bonds for higher education will cost a bit more than taxpayers might realize.

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