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Reining in UNC Faculty & Higher Education as a Space for Critical Thinking and Dissent

UNC faculty don't work hard enough as it is. That thinking seems to explain why State Senator Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) introduced a bill the Thursday before last that would require UNC system professors to teach a minimum of eight courses per academic year (i.e., a 4-4 load over two semesters). Or, else, have their pay docked.

"Competing Rights" a Clever Ploy: Crafting a "Religious Liberty Exemption" for NC Magistrates

If you're a public servant, you don't get to choose which parts of your job you will do, and which you won't do. If an action falls within your job responsibilities and scope of duties, you have to do it, unless you've been granted an accommodation due to a disability. That's how I've always understood things.

But, apparently, some North Carolina magistrates and clerks in county register of deeds offices find it unconscionable that they be asked to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples now that Amendment One, the 2012 voter-approved law prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying, has been struck down. (A federal judge ruled it unconstitutional in the fall, after which same-sex couples began marrying throughout the state, and some magistrates and clerks resigned in protest.)

Rush Limbaugh once shared 1 radio station with UNC; today it's 8

Rush Limbaugh in all his glory

On March 23, 2012, the newsobserver.com published an article about Rush Limbaugh and WRDU, the UNC station at that time.

BlueNC.org co-founder James Protzman, who had been outspoken in his criticism of the university’s connection to Rush Radio said, “UNC’s response is more than I’d hoped for, but less than it should have been.”

Seeking Justice, Accountability, and Truth Amid Institutional Failure

“[The criminal justice system] is not set up for the victim, it's set up for due process for the accused.”
Amily McCool, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (as quoted in the DTH, 11/25/14)

For several days, I've been thinking intently about the above quote, which I read in a Daily Tar Heel article about the issues survivors of sexual assault face in trying to pursue criminal charges against their attackers. Below the fold of Tuesday's edition ran the headline, “Rape Still Ignored by Law Enforcement,” and, underneath that, were two stories: “Forgotten Rape Leaves a Broken Mother” and “Data Shows Prosecutors Ignore Campus Assault.”

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