Opinion (Page 577)

  • Call. 9: Hacker Hits Duke Computer System

    A hacking incident at Duke University this week threatened the school's entire computer system and raised questions about Internet security. For several days, a computer hacker used a computer to exploit a temporary security hole in godzilla6, which is one of the six servers on the acpub system.

  • Call. 8: UNC System Selects Another Chancellor in Secret

    N.C. A&T State University should learn who will be its new chancellor on Friday, March 19. As of press time on Thursday, March 18, President Molly Broad's office had not made public the names of the four candidates for the position, except one name: Harold Martin, vice chancellor for academic…

  • Call. 7: St. Augustine’s Fires Admissions Director

    St. Augustine's College of North Carolina made national headlines last week when it announced the firing of admissions director, Keith M. Powell. The announcement prompted the resignation of the entire admissions staff, except for a counselor who was on vacation until Monday, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on March…

  • Call. 5: Sign of the Times, UNC-CH more Y2K ready than most

    The University of Massachusetts at Amherst announced Feb. 18 that it would shift away from using race preferences in its admissions policies. The university will instead consider socioeconomic status and extracurricular activities when deciding whether to admit students and award financial aid. AND The University of North Carolina at Chapel…

  • Dumb Start

    Smart Start may well be the most successful public policy initiative ever hatched in North Carolina - if one defines success as getting good press. Not just in North Carolina but nationally, the program has received lavish praise for "investing in children."…

  • City Planning and Property Rights

    Governments tend to move inexorably toward more regulation, and this has certainly been true in the field of state and local regulation of development and building. Some rules are necessary, but the burden should be on government to justify any infringements on property rights on strict constitutional grounds.