Higher Education | 1999 Archive


August

Aug. 27th — Call. 30: Centennial Campus Grows With or Without State Help / Bizzare Courses Found at Nation’s Most Prestigious Schools
The General Assembly’s failure to approve the University of North Carolina’s multi-billion-dollar capital-spending proposal has led many people to believe that N.C. State’s Centennial Campus won't be able to rapidly expand. But evidence suggests that the steady growth of the campus will likely continue. Courses on bizarre themes are being offered at some of America’s most prestigious schools and North Carolina institutions are not immune, according to a recent report by U.S. News and World Report.

Aug. 19th — Call. 29: Campus Crime Problem Unlikely to Go Away / Affirmative Results Found in Absence of Race Preferences
Despite increased security, crime will likely continue to be a problem for area college campuses. Minority freshmen enrollment at the University of Texas at Austin is near pre-Hopwood levels, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education Daily News online. Racial preferences were discontinued in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas following the 1996 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the Hopwood case.

Aug. 12th — Call. 28: “2 out of 3 — .00 B.A.C.” / NSF Grant Money Wasted, Report Finds
In 1990, Congress enacted the Student-Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, requiring all institutions of higher education that receive federal education funds to report campus crimes and provide this information to students and staff. NSF grant money is wasted according to recent finds.

Aug. 5th — Call. 27: Senate Proposes Limiting Credit Cards for "Underage" Students
For most young adults, reaching the age of 21 is the final step into adulthood. At that age, they are allowed to purchase alcohol, having already been granted the privileges of working, driving, voting, smoking and enlisting in the military. Legislation before the U.S. Senate would add another "privilege" to reaching the age of 21: being able to receive a credit card.

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