Tag: Higher Education

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One Million Dollars

Legislators in North Carolina opted this summer to allow the sale of beer and wine at university sporting events — and UNC-Chapel Hill is already profiting from it. The state’s flagship university announced Friday it net more than $1 million ...
PodcastTavern Voices

Ep 19 – Almost Live

Do Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have the same trade policies? Does Google hate Trump? Will the courts let voters vote in November? Will UNC put up a statue of Tyler Cralle? Kevin and Tyler tackle these tough questions and ...
PodcastTavern Voices

Ep 13. – Podcasts on Cocaine

Would the government pay for a podcast on drugs? Is the best path to getting rich through public service? Did Trump finally manage to upset everyone at once? Kevin and Tyler tackle these tough issues, and more, on this episode ...
BlogKevin King

New Report: Higher Salaries for Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a report diving into the compensation of administrators in higher education. While not topping the list, North Carolina represented well with quite a few high paid execs. Here are the notable ones from ...
BlogKevin King

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 ...
BlogKevin King

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 ...
Kevin King

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 ...
BlogKevin King

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 ...
BlogKevin King

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 ...
Kevin King

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, ...