August 22, 2003
Mold at NCCU
Posted by Donna Martinez at 1:37 PM
In recent days there have been numerous media reports about toxic mold that has shut down several dorms at NC Central University in Durham. It's an awful story, but an underlying problem has been overshadowed by details of NCCU's predicament. The real shame is that the General Assembly has drastically underfunded the state's Renovation and Reserve Fund for the past three years. Instead, money has been poured into new and expanding programs while maintenance of some state buildings has been ignored. Two recent Carolina Journal stories provide the background.
USN & WR college ratings
Posted by Jon Sanders at 11:21 AM
The 'Best College' guide for 2004 is now out. Harvard and Princeton tied for #1 this time around. This year USN&WR dropped yield rate from its formula, which seems to change every year and subsequently produce a new top school, making the ratings more interesting to the magazine-buying public.
Concerning NC National Doctoral universities, Duke garned #5, Wake Forest #28, UNC-CH #29, and NC State #84 in the Rankings That Do Not Count (But Still Prove How Devastating the Budget 'Cuts' Have Been).
RE: The Fat Police
Posted by Jon Sanders at 10:45 AM
Cattle farmers figured out the “beefing-up” benefits of a low-fat, grain based diet long ago. Even the Canadians have gotten the clue. The nutritional pyramid for cattle is interestingly similar to the nutritional pyramid suggested by healthnuts for humans. Carbohydrates form the basis and the lion’s share of caloric intake for cattle. Moo!
The Fat Police
Posted by Jenna Ashley Robinson at 08:31 AM
Everybody should check out Roy's editorial in the Dunn Daily Record. I've been researching the self-appointed "Fat Police" for a while - a great source of information is The Center for Consumer Freedom.
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