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UNC BOG ATTACKED FOR REDUCING COST OF COLLEGE

When the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized an angry protest against the UNC Board of Governors-part of a campaign to stop privatization of the University bookstore-they were supported by something called the UNC BOG Democracy Coalition. Who are they? And what’s their beef? The UNC BOG Democracy Coalition is another allegedly broad based group […]

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BIG LABOR RUNS PROTESTS AT UNC

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is helping lead the supposedly grassroots protest against the UNC Board of Governors over the hiring of Margaret Spellings as UNC President according to an email from a top SEIU official in Washington. The December 9th email from Bryan Doyle called for a protest at the UNC BOG meeting […]

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THROW A FLAG ON UNC BOG

There used to be a song that had this line. “Backfield in motion, baby. I’m going to have to penalize you, ooo, ooo, ooo”. It’s time somebody threw a penalty flag on the UNC Board of Governors. Meeting in secret, the News and Observer reports the Board approved secret pay raises for Chancellors ranging from […]

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$483 MILLION UNIVERSITY PARKING DEAL

In between CNBC’s attempts to start a food fight at the Republican Presidential debate, a fact emerged. Governor Kasich said Ohio State University has raised $500 million by selling their parking facilities. We Googled it and found Ohio State leased the parking lots to a private company for the next 50 years for $483 million. […]

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DIVERSITY RACKET ON HOT SEAT IN TENNESSEE

The Pope Center for Higher Education points readers to an article in the Daily Caller reporting Tennessee Legislators are questioning the $5.5 million the University of Tennessee spends on diversity programming each year. Perhaps North Carolina lawmakers should consult with their colleagues in Tennessee to learn more about the diversity racket so questions can be […]

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PLEASE, NO MORE GOLDEN PARACHUTES AT UNC

Here’s a suggestion for the Board of Governors as they search for a new President. Please. No more golden parachutes at UNC. Unfortunately, the BOG’s recent history isn’t encouraging on fiscal prudence, but first recall a recent sorry episode. Some folks are still shaking their heads about the millions of dollars former UNC football coach […]

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