Study Proposes Over $100 Million in State Higher Ed. Savings

A state budget crisis has a new governor hamstrung, legislators flummoxed, state agencies fearful of reductions, taxpayers fretting over future tax increases, and state lottery opponents afraid they’ll lose their issue. Changing Course IV, a publication of the John Locke Foundation, proposes a biennial budget for North Carolina that would calm the fears of the taxpayers and lottery opponents. It would exacerbate those of the state agencies, however.





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 Humanities, reports on “exemplary higher education projects across the country.”


NC research institutions valiantly celebrate female genitalia

Fully in keeping with the idea of the university as a place to identify real social problems and address them honestly, all three research institutions in North Carolina hosted performances of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” and taught students to find empowerment in reciting an awkward Latinate term despite rumors of the fearsome social dictate against doing so.



“Secrecy” Over Women

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 the issue.