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ECU’s new $1.3 Million Dollar Mansion
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ECU’s new $1.3 Million Dollar Mansion

The N&O reported on a new Chancellor Mansion at East Carolina University. The price tag is $1.3 million, not shabby for a public servant of a public university, right? As Jane Stancill reports: The ECU Foundation has a contract to buy a home about three miles from the Greenville campus. Real estate websites describe the 8,366-square-foot...

LRU – Lazy River University
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LRU – Lazy River University

This week, an opinion piece in the New York Times went after the new extravagance in Higher Education, lazy rivers. If you follow what I go after here on Tavern Voices, it’s the cost of college and the impact it’s having on an entire generation. Instead of getting better, universities are becoming even more irresponsible....

Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System
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Skyrocketing Cost of the UNC System

If you’re looking for a place to get a college degree, you’d be hard pressed to find a state system better than that of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina system carries the prestige of 17 campuses. Whether you’re looking to UNC-Chapel Hill for liberal arts, North Carolina State University for engineering or science...

Are Parent & Student Loans the Next Bubble?
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Are Parent & Student Loans the Next Bubble?

For a few years now, I’ve been adamantly drawing attention to the student loan/debt pile that is mounting in our nation. In fact, I’ve dedicated the last year of my graduate schooling to looking at this effect on North Carolina (more on that to come soon). What we have though, is far worse than the...

Making Universities Earn Their Funding
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Making Universities Earn Their Funding

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on how some states are moving to fund universities based off of their performance. Taking a page from cash-strapped parents, states are increasingly telling their public universities to prove they’re worth the investment. The question is, why has this idea taken so long? As we reported here, university spending...

College is Crippling America
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College is Crippling America

College attendance used to be synonymous with success. “Go to college and you’ll be set for life” they would say. Entering undergrad in fall of 2006, this was as true as ever, or so we were told. Four years later, a bleak picture became the reality as the double whammy of a massive recession paired...