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Monthly Archives: December 2015

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    The Whole Story About UNC Faculty Raises (Or the Supposed Lack Thereof)

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    By Jay Schalin Pity the UNC system faculty, who have only gotten one across-the-board raise in the last four years, and whose average wages have not risen since 2009. Throw in a Republican legislature, a Republican-majority Board of Governors, and a “behind closed door” raise for many of the system’s top administrators, and you have […]

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    Thanks for a Great 2015 – See You in 2016!

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour

    Civitas will be on a short break over the Holiday season, but look for us to be back and better than ever in 2016.

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    Good News on Campus Free Speech

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jenna Ashley Robinson This year has brought some dismal news for supporters of free speech. The William F. Buckley Free Speech Survey revealed that today’s college students have little appreciation for freedom of action and conscience. Sixty-three percent of students are in favor of “trigger warnings.” By a 52-42% margin, students say their college […]

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    State High Court Vacates Death Row Cases

    Posted in Civitas Review, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court vacated all four cases filed under the Racial Justice Act.  All four convicted killers who had their sentences commuted to life without parole by now-retired Judge Gregory Weeks will go back to Death Row. One of the reasons that the ruling was overturned was that three of the cases […]

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    Gov. Pat McCrory Ends SEIU Taxpayer Subsidy

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By demidowdy

    Governor Pat McCrory today signed an executive order that will save North Carolina taxpayers an estimated $425,000 subsidy in worker productivity by eliminating paid leave for SEANC officers and delegates to attend the SEANC annual convention. Read the entire language of the executive order: McCrory EO 84 State Employee Fairness Initiative

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