Higher Education | 1999 Archive


September

Sep. 30th — Call. 35: Spending Priorities of UNC-CH Hard to Pin Down
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “high priority” projects and “emergency” needs apparently mean two different things. Even as buildings “crumble” and outdated labs go unrenovated — those things deemed “emergency” needs for UNC-CH under a $3 billion bond proposal to the General Assembly last July — UNC-CH announced last week that it will use $28.6 million in unrestricted grants (a gift from 1949 UNC-CH graduate David B. Clayton) to fund “high priority” projects. These projects differ drastically from the school’s “emergency” needs as outlined under the $3 billion bond proposal. And, in fact, none of the grant money will be used to fund such “emergency” needs.

Sep. 20th — Call. 33: Sober Policies on Drinking?
Just weeks after pledging a positive campaign to fight binge drinking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the presidents of several UNC system schools have had a seeming change of heart. The News and Observer reported last week that the heads of UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Charlotte have signed on to a anti-drinking campaign that uses the mixed message that drinking can be done responsibly, while showing irresponsible drinking behavior among students. The new campaign is supported by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities.

Sep. 9th — Call. 32: Race Preferences in Disguise?
A controversial program designed to bring "social equity" to the college admissions process may soon be implemented at colleges and universities nationwide. Questions remain, however, over whether the program contains race-preferential policies. The new program is called "Strivers" and was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which devises the SAT, as a way to account for background factors of prospective college students.

Sep. 2nd — Call. 31: Shakedown, Breakdown, Nakell Busted
Former UNC-Chapel Hill law professor Barry Nakell has been charged for the third time with stealing.

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