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Author: Jessica Anderson


New UNC System President Funded Abortions and Gay Rights in North Carolina

Thomas Ross, while the head of the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, steered over $280,000 to Planned Parenthood from 2001-2007 and an additional $50,000 to NARAL Pro-Choice America. Both groups provide abortions and inevitably had the most to gain from the UNC system’s new health care plan, which up until last…


Marriage Rally Urges Legislators for Amendment

Dozens of people rallied outside the state capital on August 10 to support a state constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman. The rally was one stop in a series of rallies taking place nationwide sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The 20-stop tour is…


N.C. Senate’s 2010-11 Budget Recommendations: Transportation

The North Carolina Senate's FY 2010-11 proposed budget for Transportation is $2.7 billion. The most notable discrepancy between the Senate's budget and Gov. Perdue's recommended budget changes is the Senate does not allocate funds for Perdue's NC Mobility Fund. According to Gov. Perdue's Budget, the NC Mobility Fund would provide…


Gov. Perdue’s 2010-11 Budget Recommendations: Transportation

Governor Perdue’s total proposed FY 2010-11 budget for Transportation is $2.8 billion. This includes a $7 increase (from $28 to $35) in annual registration fees for cars and light trucks.


Gov. Perdue’s 2010-11 Budget Recommendations: Community Colleges

Community College student enrollment in North Carolina is projected to increase by 16%, totaling 34,000 additional students, for fiscal year 2010-11. On net, the Governor recommends expanding the Community College budget by $32 million, or 3.2 percent, over the spending plan approved in last year’s budget bill


All Wired Up: Six Questions Technology in the Classroom Raises

Academia is closely following the development of technology in the classroom and is trying to understand today’s “plugged in” student. Some research argues that online learning has considerable advantages over traditional education because students learn better online than face-to-face. Others point to the excess of online availability as a slippery…


20 Changes For 2010: Protecting Unborn Victims of Violence

When a crime is committed against a pregnant woman, North Carolina does not legally recognize the unborn child’s death or injury as a separate crime. In 2009, 15 states, including New York, Oregon and neighboring Tennessee introduced measures to protect unborn victims of violence. North Carolina was not one of…


20 Changes For 2010: Defense of Marriage Act

In 2009, North Carolina state legislators had the opportunity to enact a constitutional amendment declaring marriage as the union between one man and one woman. However, the Defense of Marriage Act, introduced this session in the House as HB 361 and in the Senate as SB 272, was blocked for…


Mary Katharine Ham Lecture at Network of enlighted Women Meeting

Sponsored by the Pope Center for Higher Education and the Civitas Institute


Title IX: The Blind Quota System or How to Kneecap College Sports

Title IX was written to guarantee equal opportunity in educational activities. Today, it is an unstoppable campaign to impose quotas and gender preferences in schools, as the University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNCC) is learning. The Title IX amendment, which simply outlaws sex discrimination in educational institutions, is not the problem;…

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