Opinion (Page 672)

  • Call. 91: National Study Praises Curricula of Three N.C. Schools

    Three North Carolina universities received praise recently from a higher education research organization headed by the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney. Portfolio of Excellence, just released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which is chaired by Lynne V. Cheney, former chairman of the National Endowment for the…

  • Call. 89: “Secrecy” Over Women’s Center Raises Questions

    Talk of a Women's Center at UNC-Wilmington has at least one student organization asking questions. According to John Kaiser, Chairman of the Conservative Leadership Group (CLG) at UNC-W, it's not the idea of having a women's center at the University that upsets members of his group, but the secrecy surrounding…

  • Call. 88: UNC Leaders Want More For Student Aid

    Boosting need-based financial aid could help increase overall student enrollment as well as minority enrollment at UNC-system schools, according to Dr. Judith Pulley, Vice President for Academic Planning for UNC. UNC leaders are asking the state for an estimated $19.5 million (for the 2001-03 budget biennium) to boost financial aid.

  • Call. 87: UNC, Community Colleges Want Better Salaries

    UNC wants $28.5 million and the Community College System $61.5 million in order to make faculty salaries competitive with peer institutions. AND While 41 percent of non-Hispanic whites attend college in the United States, only 22 percent of Hispanic youths go, according to "Education=Success."…

  • UNC Students Rally for DNR Cultural Center

    In 2021, students staged a protest on the campus to highlight the insensitivity to their concerns they have felt on campus. Leaders of the group accused the university of a pattern of discrimination and institutional intolerance against DNR students.

  • Call. 86: UNC Responds to NCAA Study

    On November 30, Clarion Call reported the results of study by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The study found that Duke University athletes post high graduation rates, while graduation rates for UNC athletes were mediocre. But the results for UNC should not be interpreted negatively, says Steve Kirschner, Director of…

  • Call. 85: Community Colleges Make Case for Bigger Salaries

    Anticipating a bumpy financial road during the next session of the General Assembly, leaders for the North Carolina Community College System this week couched their request for more money to boost faculty and staff salaries in careful terms.