Tag:n.c. state university

  • Scholarship program is a worthwhile investment 

    Debate over the impact of the Opportunity Scholarship Program was renewed recently when N.C. State researchers Anna Egalite, D.T. Stallings, and Stephen Porter published a study that found “large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina.”    Their working paper is actually the fourth published analysis of the…

  • N.C. State making little effort to promote viewpoint heterogeneity  

    Like just about every university and college these days, mine — N.C. State University — spends millions each year on a sprawling bureaucracy advocating racial, gender, and other types of “cultural” diversity.    A university should be a marketplace of ideas to be discovered, understood, analyzed, and debated. Students and research produced…

  • N.C. State researchers say solar lobby silencing them

    Ron Heiniger just wanted to be a farmer. He encouraged research to avoid solar industry encroachment on North Carolina’s prime farmlands. But because of his academic study, the respected crop and soil scientist has become an unwilling poster child for anti-solar activists, vilified by the…

  • Big solar farms may be stressing agricultural ecosystem

    Ron Heiniger isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He has spent years as a crop and soil scientist helping hard-pressed farmers to get maximum yield and quality from their crops. The N.C. State Cooperative Extension Service professor says it’s his calling in life. These days Heiniger, who works at…

  • UNC campuses no longer free-speech zones?

    RALEIGH — What started with a simple conversation among three students at North Carolina State University ended in a lawsuit. Hannalee Alrutz wanted something different, but actions by the administration left her little choice. Alrutz is president of Grace Christian Life, an evangelical campus group at N.C. State with roughly…

  • N.C. State free-speech decision could set precedent

    North Carolina State University recently tossed out a rule that evangelical campus group Grace Christian Life said blocked its free-speech rights, a move that may set a precedent for statewide reform of controversial speech policies on University of North Carolina system campuses. GCL on Tuesday abandoned a lawsuit against N.C. State…