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 Communications for UNC’s Athletic Department.



A Great Place to Party? Survey Says… Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received the dubious honor of being rated on www.PartySchool.com – a web site that rates schools’ party scenes, gives advice on planning parties (including a list of drinking games “to get the party started”), and provides the “world’s only patented, scientifically proven cure” for combatting hangovers. PartySchool.com awarded UNC-CH with 4 out of 5 stars for its “wild” party scene.



Widespread Opposition to Broad’s Plan, Little Talk of Spending Priorities

UNC President Molly Broad’s latest proposal to win money for the University of North Carolina garnered opposition from some unlikely opponents last week, with those generally supportive of Broad’s quests offering perhaps the harshest criticism. Even strong opponents, however, remain stalwart in their demands that the legislature provide more money for N.C. universities.




UNC’s Partnership Raises Questions

Sam Houston, executive director of UNC’s Center for School Leadership Development (NCCSLD), who had earlier told Clarion Call that NCCSLD was not in partnership with the International Center for Leadership in Education and its leader, Dr. Willard Daggett, went back on his word this week. In a report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on Tuesday, Houston said that NCCSLD’s relationship with Daggett’s firm was, indeed, a “partnership.”


UNC Consultant Gets Big Bucks for Small Bang, Report Says

Education consultant Willard Daggett lies about his resume, gives false information, and charges an exorbitant amount for his speeches — triple what most education scholars charge — according to an Oct. 22 Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) report. School systems across the country, however, believe in Daggett’s message and gladly pay the $7,000 to $10,000 a day that it costs to hear him speak. Among them is the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.