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    UNC cuts ties with Poverty Center

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Well it happened. Despite the disruptions of two dozen protestors, today the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) voted to accept the recommendation of a BOG working group and close three university- based centers, including the UNC Center on Poverty Work and Opportunity, headed by the controversial law school professor Gene Nichol. Civitas has written numerous […]

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    Board of Governors group recommends closing UNC Poverty Center

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, after months of review, a UNC Board of Governors working group recommended the closing of three UNC Centers or Institutes, including the UNC Center on Poverty and Work, headed by controversial law professor Gene Nichols. You can read more about how the BOG made their decision here. Anyone who reads these pages knows Civitas […]

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    UNC BOG – Move Ahead With Center Review

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    A University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s working group has spent months reviewing more than 225 centers in the UNC system. Looking to cut $15 million from a budget, the UNC centers are often times duplicative or highly politically partisan in nature. The working group has now whittled their list down to 34 centers […]

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    BOG Review is much needed

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    I'd like to add a few different thoughts to Brian Balfour's blogpost on the  BOG Review. First let's recognize that recent press accounts tell us the Board of Governors review of UNC Centers and Institutes have generated more heat than light. Local student protest groups are hyperventilating and framing the review as a politically generated […]

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