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    Nov
    18

    Amidst Turmoil, Some Advances in Rights for UNC Students

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jay Schalin The last two years in higher education at times have seemed like nothing more than a series of outrages against freedom and its protections. Ridiculous new words and phrases have appeared—trigger warnings, safe spaces, and microaggressions—to describe tools used to silence speech. Government regulations and new bureaucratic positions, many courtesy of Title […]

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    Nov
    17

    What McCrory Refugee Move Really Means

    Posted in Civitas Review, Federal Affairs, Government, Immigration, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Maybe the most important thing about Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to ask President Obama to cease sending Syrian refugees is this: it aroused an explosion of support. Our Facebook post asking people to thank the governor for protecting the people has been shared thousands of times as of this morning and continues to grow, reaching […]

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    Nov
    10

    Cause for Hope in Higher Ed

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    By Jay Shalin I’ve been observing higher education in North Carolina for over eight years now. At first, substantive reform seemed an impossible dream. The university system’s governance—both board and administration—both houses of the state legislature, and the Governor’s office were all firmly in the hands of Democrats, with very little reason to the direction […]

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    Nov
    04

    Raises for the 1 Percent at UNC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    By Jenna A. Robinson Last week, the UNC Board of Governors committee meetings began to run behind schedule when the Committee on Personnel and Tenure went into a prolonged closed session. Outside, observers wondered what could possibly take so long. On Friday, the full board did the same, meeting behind closed doors for two and […]

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    Oct
    26

    A Lukewarm Welcome for Margaret Spellings

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    By Jenna Robinson Mere days after the UNC Board of Governors announced that Margaret Spellings would be the next president of the UNC system, North Carolinians are voicing their thoughts and concerns. In the Pope Center’s latest article, Jesse Saffron offers Spellings a hearty welcome, a warning about challenges, and his encouragement to reform: “Still, […]

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