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One Million Dollars
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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 from concessions during its first three home football games this season, media outlets report. Officials...

DUKE & UNC Scientists Agree Vaping Is Not Safe
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DUKE & UNC Scientists Agree Vaping Is Not Safe

Four scientists from four leading universities in the United States conducted a comprehensive review of all e-cigarette/vaping peer-reviewed scientific papers that pertain to the lungs and published their findings Monday in the British Medical Journal. They conclude that vaping is not safe and recommend that the industry be regulated. The news comes as Nebraska health officials announced the...

Ep. 24 – Uselessness of College
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Ep. 24 – Uselessness of College

Is Trump just trying to be Obama? Does the media actually love Trump? Can Ray Cooper control the weather? Will one of our hosts be the next President of the UNC System? Kevin and Tyler tackle these tough questions and more on Tavern Voices. Show Articles: Trump E.O. on Birthright Citizenship Stewart & Chappelle on...

Ep 19 – Almost Live
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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 more on this episode of Tavern Voices. Episode Articles – National Trump’s new NAFTA Google’s...

New Report: Higher Salaries for Higher Education
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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 the UNC System: We hear so much about evil capitalists making so much money. CEO’s...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...