Archives: Jenna Ashley Robinson

  • UNC Salaries Dwarf Those In Other Agencies

    RALEIGH — The UNC system’s 16 universities employ 47,894 people. Of those employees, 1,039, or 2.17 percent, earn more than $200,000 and 6,243, or 13 percent, earn more than $100,000. The share of UNC employees earning six-figure salaries far outpaces that of other state agencies. Of the 87,364 state employees, only…

  • Who Benefits From N.C.’s Renewable Energy Law?

    Rick Henderson on renewable energy subsidy; Jenna Robinson on higher education & Western civilization; attorneys argue before Supreme Court over separation of powers; business leaders on opposition to I-77 tolls; Katherine Restrepo on the FTC & CON reform…

  • Good News/Bad News In State Of The State Speech

    Rick Henderson on key ideas in SOTS speech; legislative Republicans debate Medicaid reform; N.C.'s U.S. House members debate Obamacare; Matt Bryant on DOT' actions that threaten property rights; Jenna Robinson on her vision for N.C. higher education…

  • N.C. Universities Survive Recession-Era Cuts

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public universities remain relatively affordable. The average UNC system student with an income of less than $30,000 paid just $6,511 in net costs in 2011-12. By contrast, students with family income greater than $110,000 paid more than double that amount — $15,634. The $6,511 figure is…

  • Guiding Principles For Medicaid Reform

    Katherine Restrepo on Medicaid reform principles; Christie Herrera on public's view of Medicaid expansion; lawmakers voice concern about energy industry regulations; Rick Glazier on civility in politics; Jenna Robinson on market forces in higher education…

  • Study: UNC Teaching Load Data Not Very Reliable

    RALEIGH — Faculty salaries are roughly half of the University of North Carolina system’s budget. Even slight adjustments could mean savings well into the tens of millions of dollars. Using official data taken directly from university registrars’ websites, the Pope Center’s Jay Schalin found that the UNC estimates of faculty…

  • Political Intrigue In Congressional & Senate Races

    Rick Henderson on key political races; Joe Coletti on government efficiency; Jerry Ensminger on military families suing over Camp Lejeune water contamination; Chris Conover on risk of having no health insurance; Jenna Ashley Robinson on college athletics…

  • Juggling Act: Thom Tillis as Speaker & Candidate

    Rick Henderson on Tillis' dual role as Speaker & candidate; legislators debate scrapping privilege license tax; Dallas Woodhouse on benefits of legislative reforms; Clark Neily on Supreme Court's failures; Jenna Ashley Robinson on UNC System spending…

  • Gold Mine of Student Data Helpful, But Includes Risks

    RALEIGH — If the new system is transparent, it will be a gold mine for social science research. Knowing the annual academic performance of each child in the state from preschool on will give researchers a powerful tool to investigate long-term educational outcomes that previously were impossible to track.

  • Carolina Journal Ramps Up Election 2014 Coverage

    Rick Henderson on Carolina Journal election coverage plans; Beth Wood on audit of NC Tracks; Katherine Restrepo on impact of ObamaCare; Tom Thompson & Willow Kelly on rising coastal flood insurance rates; Jenna Ashley-Robinson on Pell Grant reform…