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Old 10-24-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I have many thoughts about the jewel of North Carolina. But I had to laugh at the choice of outfit of its new president on her first day of presentation to the public.


Former Bush education secretary to lead UNC system :: WRAL.com
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Would that be Duke Blue?
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Would that be Duke Blue?
It certainly appears that way to me.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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there's 17 universities in the system. to my knowledge, only 1 has light blue as its color.

as someone who generally votes Republican, isn't/wasn't No Child a "nice idea" that was impossible to make successful? More succinctly put - a failure? Is that her greatest qualification?
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Her greatest qualification is that she is politically aligned the the republican leadership of the general assembly. Which is to say, she has no real qualifications to lead the UNC system. Another sad day for NC. They're coming more frequently.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Would that be Duke Blue?
I think its Elizabeth City State blue!
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:06 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I think its Elizabeth City State blue!
And it may be!
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Clifton, NJ
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Her greatest qualification is that she is politically aligned the the republican leadership of the general assembly. Which is to say, she has no real qualifications to lead the UNC system. Another sad day for NC. They're coming more frequently.
Thank you. She is so obviously a political pick.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Not that it makes it right, but Tom Ross was also a political pick, whose only real qualification, his only education job, is having served as president of his alma mater, Davidson College.

Erskine Bowles, purely political.

Sadly, it seems to have been the way appointments are always done in NC. I had high hopes, naive as I was, that the Republicans would govern instead of politic.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Tom Ross was well respected in academic circles which is more than can be said for Margaret Spelling. Even WRAL poll responders (not generally a progressive bunch) overwhelmingly (80+% last I checked) voted that she was a political pick.
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