Opinion (Page 635)

  • Call. 68: NEA Gives Thumbs Up to Distance Education

    The National Education Association (NEA) this week released a study showing positive support among NEA-member faculty for distance education. The study polled more than 400 plus instructors who had taught distance-learning courses and 130 who had not in an effort to assess distance learning's strengths and weaknesses. Currently, one in…

  • Call. 67: College Graduates Don’t Know Much About English

    The average English major graduates knowing much about racial, ethnic, and sexual politics, but very little about literary history and classic authors, according to a new study of undergraduate English programs by the National Association of Scholars, a higher education reform group in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • Call. 66: Lawmakers Back UNC Bonds

    To the applause of UNC leaders and amid self-congratulation, House and Senate members on Wednesday approved $3.1 billion in bonds for North Carolina's public colleges and universities. But debate over equity and accountability continue as UNC leaders face ostensibly their biggest challenge yet - making their case to voters in…

  • Call. 65: University Stewardship Questioned

    While Republican lawmakers say they will support the $3.1 billion bond proposal for the UNC campuses, many say they have misgivings about the way the state's public universities are managed. Some are calling for accountability measures.

  • Call. 64: UNC-TV Needs $65 Million, Committee Recommends Bond Vote

    On Wednesday, less than ten hours before UNC-TV aired a documentary showcasing UNC's facilities needs, UNC-TV director and general manager Tom Howe told the Joint Select Committee on Higher Education Facilities Needs that UNC-TV needs $65 million in state money to meet a federal mandate.

  • Call. 63: Who Is James Moeser?

    On April 14, James Moeser was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because UNC opted for a secret search, however, North Carolinians were left wondering who James Moeser was and what he could do for UNC-CH.

  • Call. 63: Who Is James Moeser?

    On April 14, James Moeser was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because UNC opted for a secret search, however, North Carolinians were left wondering who James Moeser was and what he could do for UNC-CH.

  • Call. 63: Who Is James Moeser?

    On April 14, James Moeser was elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because UNC opted for a secret search, however, North Carolinians were left wondering who James Moeser was and what he could do for UNC-CH.

  • Call. 62: Racial Preferences, Grade Inflation Hurt Education, Students Say

    While most students favor ethnic diversity on campus, they oppose compromising fairness and high standards to achieve it, according to new survey by Zogby International. The study, commissioned by the New York-based Foundation for Academic Standards and Tradition (FAST), interviewed 1,004 randomly selected college students nationwide.

  • Call. 61: Critics of Race Preferences Vindicated by Enrollment Figures

    The Princeton-based National Association of Scholars (NAS) and the Berkeley-based California Association of Scholars (CAS) last week expressed great satisfaction over enrollment figures released by the University of California. Minority enrollment at the University of California is up despite the banning of race preferential admissions policies there three years ago.