Civitas Review

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    Jan
    01

    Ignore the Doomsayers about UNC's Spellings

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson In late October, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina announced that Margaret Spellings, Secretary of the Department of Education under President George W. Bush, would become its next president in early 2016. In the days and weeks that followed that announcement, faculty groups, student protestors, and talking […]

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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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    Oct
    21

    Following the Letter of the Law

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    By Jenna A. Robinson The UNC Presidential Search Committee has done just enough to satisfy the legal requirements recently laid out by the North Carolina General Assembly. Senate Bill 670, which the UNC Board of Governors has agreed to follow, requires that “at least three final candidates shall be submitted to the full Board from […]

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    Oct
    19

    UNC President Search: The Ends Do Not Justify the Means

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

    By Jenna A. Robinson Recently, the Raleigh News & Observer revealed that the UNC Presidential Search Committee’s top candidate for the next system president is former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Spellings is certainly a better choice than others who have been rumored, including WCU chancellor David Belcher, Iowa State University President Steven Leath, […]

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