UNCG 10 percent tuition fee hike proposal, $660 increase in state, University of NC at Greensboro, Spending like drunken sailors, Out of control expansion

UNCG 10 percent tuition fee hike proposal, $660 increase in state, University of NC at Greensboro, Spending like drunken sailors, Out of control expansion

Drive through the campus of UNCG, the University of NC at Greensboro, on any day and you will notice a plethora of Obama stickers. Converse with the faculty and staff and the Obama, left wing support will be obvious. Therefore, what I am about to report will come as no surprise. The same kind of mentality that pervades the Obama camp, permeates UNCG and many other colleges and universities. Spending other people’s money.

Sadly this happens all too often in “institutions of higher learning,” where our young people are supposed to be prepared for life, to manage their own finances.

From the Greensboro News and Record November 16, 2011.

“UNCG proposes 10 percent hike in tuition, fees”

“Tuition would rise 10 percent for UNCG students next year according to a proposal the university’s tuition and fee committee presented Tuesday night to the Student Government Association.

In-state undergraduates would see a $660 increase in their bills next year — an extra $345 for tuition and $315 for fees, bringing total tuition and fees to $6,158.

The increase would generate $7.4 million, with half of it used to offset budget reductions. The rest of the money would be used for need-based financial aid and pay increases for faculty, who have gone without raises in recent years.

UNC leaders are allowing chancellors to propose increases above the 6.5 percent cap to help make up for budget cuts.

The universities’ boards of trustees and the UNC Board of Governors must approve any tuition increases.

The Board of Governors isn’t expected to vote until February but has asked campuses to submit their proposals by early December.

UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady said next year’s proposed increase is a temporary salve.

“That doesn’t restore the $26 million cut that we took at UNCG just this year,” she told students and faculty during the meeting in the Elliott University Center.

The meeting got off to a rocky start, with a group of about a dozen students interrupting it, calling the meeting a “sham.” They recited from slips of paper they held, demanding that there be no hike in tuition.

They also asked that the money UNCG is using to build student housing in the Glenwood neighborhood be used to close the budget gap.

Brady said housing fees will repay the debt on that project.

University police escorted the group from the room.

While the remainder of the meeting was mostly civil, students did ask some pointed questions, such as the amount of Brady’s salary and whether administrators would be willing to take a pay cut.

Brady, who answered that she makes $324,000 annually, said that employees have not been given pay raises in four years.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/11/15/article/uncg_proposes_10_percent_tuitionfees_hike

I am infuriated and insulted on several levels by this move.

  • I am a lifelong resident of NC and this reflects poorly on the state.
  • Education and influences on young people is one of my concerns. Raising costs by 10 percent in the worst economy in my lifetime is an outrage.
  • I began college at UNCG and was on their first wrestling team and the golf team. Unlike Steve Jobs who made a conscious decision to leave a college curriculum and seek knowledge independently, I lucked into computer software classes taught by an IBM employee. I took several more classes at UNCG, other colleges as well as from the IBM Education Center in Washington, DC. I thank God that I was removed from the liberal arts atmosphere at UNCG, even though then they exercised more control over spending.
  • I taught college level computer science courses years ago (not at UNCG.) I have insights into the academic  and business worlds.
  • I have watched UNCG for years spending like drunken sailors. They seem to be more concerned about building and expansion than education and keeping it affordable for more students. 

The article states:

“The meeting got off to a rocky start, with a group of about a dozen students interrupting it, calling the meeting a “sham.” They recited from slips of paper they held, demanding that there be no hike in tuition.

They also asked that the money UNCG is using to build student housing in the Glenwood neighborhood be used to close the budget gap.

Brady said housing fees will repay the debt on that project.”

The students ask a valid question. “will repay”. When?

I have watched UNCG spend enormous sums on athletic facilities, student housing and generally swallowing up property surrounding the campus, including the Glenwood area.

UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady stated that she makes $324,000 annually and that there have been no pay raises in four years. Where I come from, $324,000 is a lot of pay for poor performance.

Perhaps Chancellor Brady should be removed, with a savings $324,000, along with others responsible for this fiasco, and replaced for a while by a volunteer panel of business people.

Advertisements

14 responses to “UNCG 10 percent tuition fee hike proposal, $660 increase in state, University of NC at Greensboro, Spending like drunken sailors, Out of control expansion

  1. What Governor Jan Brewer Should Do With the Arizona Vetting and Eligibility Bill She Just Vetoed

    http://puzo1.wordpress.com/

  2. http://visiontoamerica.org/5575/occupy-wall-st-plans-to-shut-down-stock-exchange-on-thursday-nov-17/

    Read what commenter, Raymond, said at the above link:

    What Has America Become?

    Has America become the land of special interest and home of the
    double standard? Let’s see: If we lie to the Congress, it’s a felony
    and if Congress lies to us it’s just politics.

    If we dislike a black person, we’re a racist and if a black dislikes whites, it’s their 1st Amendment right. The government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims.

    In public schools you can teach that homosexuality and lesbianism is ok, but you better not use the word God in the process. You can murder a child in the mother’s womb, but it’s wrong to execute a mass murderer.

    We don’t burn books in America, we now rewrite them. We got rid of the communist & socialist threat by renaming them progressives.

    If you protest against Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist, but if you burn an American flag or George Bush in effigy, it’s your 1st Amendment right.

    You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not
    put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas.

    In America, criminals are now called sick people. The government takes money from those who work hard & gives it to those who are lazy. Parenting has been replaced with Ritalin & video games. The land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs.

    And how do we handle a major crisis today? The Government
    appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatens
    them, passes a law, raises our taxes, then tells us the problem is
    solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

  3. Election Law Complaint Filed in New Hampshire

    ASSERTS THAT OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ARE FRAUDULENT

    by Sharon Rondeau

    New Hampshire was the first colony to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776 and is located in the northeast section of the country known as “New England.”

    (Nov. 15, 2011) — Atty. Orly Taitz of California has submitted an election law complaint to the State of New Hampshire regarding the positioning of Barack Hussein Obama’s name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the Granite State.

    New Hampshire holds the first primary for presidential elections, which Secretary of State William Gardner recently announced will take place on January 10, 2012.
    http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/11/15/election-law-complaint-filed-in-new-hampshire/

  4. Mr Wells–three out of our four graduated from North Carolina institutions. Western Carolina and Appalachian spend money like drunken sailors. Our oldest finished at Samford in Birmingham and got a much better education. These state schools teach nothing but liberal philosophy. Our youngest was shown Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” in three different senior classes. The third time, she walked out! Thankfully, all four kept their conservative beliefs, and have carried them into young adulthood.

  5. “Fast and Furious”, Bombshell – They all knew, ATF email. http://www.examiner.com/…/bombshell-atf-email-they-all-knew

  6. Thanks Doc’s Wife.

  7. bob strauss | November 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    Thanks for the update on this New Hampshire matter. I know that Dr. Taitz has fought very hard in this Obama battle, but she has said,
    “I provided all of the evidence showing Obama using a stolen social security number from Connecticut and a fraudulently-obtained birth certificate. I am demanding not only the removal of Obama from the ballot, but also criminal prosecution of Obama and high governmental officials who were complicit.” (emphasis added)

    The last sentence of the above quote is bothering me. Of course, we all want criminal prosecution for these scoundrels, but a reasonable question to ask is, “Is this over-reaching for the issue at hand – i.e., to remove Obama from the ballot?”
    Throwing in the “criminal prosecution” part is enough to turn off the election board, imho. Just an opinion. Sometimes less is better.

  8. Cabby-AZ,The last sentence of the above quote is bothering me. Of course, we all want criminal prosecution for these scoundrels, but a reasonable question to ask is, “Is this over-reaching for the issue at hand – i.e., to remove Obama from the ballot?”
    Throwing in the “criminal prosecution” part is enough to turn off the election board, imho. Just an opinion. Sometimes less is better.
    *****************************
    I agree, it does sound harsh, but, if Obama has truly usurped the Presidency, and if the birth documents are forged, and he is using a stolen Social Security number, and forged his Selective Service registration, and all of Washington DC turned a blind eye to this mess, I am all for the harshest penalty afforded by law.

    Illegally usurping the Presidency of the USA by way of Forgery and Fraud deserves the death penalty, in my opinion.

  9. This could be curtains for Obama.
    *******************************************************

    Challenge to Remove Obama from New Hampshire Primary Ballot to be Heard Friday
    ObamaRelease YourRecords on 2:23 PM

    Unlawful President?

    A hearing to review removal of Barack Obama from the New Hampshire primary ballot will be conducted this Friday at 2 p.m. at the NH Legislative Office Building, Room #307 (33 N. State St., Concord). The Ballot Law Commission will review a complaint filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. of California and a leader in the Obama eligibility movement which charges that Obama has presented a forged birth certificate on whitehouse.gov, uses a social security number not assigned to him, and does not meet the Natural Born definition confirmed by Minor v. Happersett of requiring two U.S. citizen parents at birth.
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-to-remove-obama-from-new.html

  10. Canada Free Press: The Obama Eligibility Question; The American People Deserve To Know
    ObamaRelease YourRecords

    The Obama Eligibility Question
    Is he eligible to serve as President of the United States, or is he a usurper? Let’s analyze what we know to be true.
    By Paul R. Hollrah @ Canada Free Press

    Never in American history has a national leader served under a darker cloud of suspicion than Barack Hussein Obama. Was he born in Hawaii or in Kenya? Did he become an Indonesian citizen in 1967? Where did he spend the summer of 1981? Did he actually attend classes at Columbia? Did he write Dreams from My Father? These are all interesting questions, but not the most critical ones. The most critical question relates to his eligibility. Is he eligible to serve as President of the United States, or is he a usurper? Let’s analyze what we know to be true.
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/11/obama-eligibility-question-american.html

  11. Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Video: Russian Media Shames American Media By Fully Exposing Obama’s Ineligibility
    ObamaRelease YourRecords on 3:27 AM

    Russian Media Shames American Media By Fully Reporting & Exposing Obama’s Ineligibility – TRANSLATED VIDEO HERE

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/11/russian-media-shames-american-media-by.html

  12. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Here is the whole eligibility mystery wrapped up in a simple package.
    Does anyone remember Senate Resolution(SR)511???

    “S. Res. 511: A resolution recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.”

    “Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was BORN TO AMERICAN CITIZENS on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a `natural born Citizen’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.

    NOW HEAR THIS

    Senator Barack Obama (D-Il) was ONE of 5 COSPONSORS !!

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr110-511

  13. Pingback: NC unemployment worst since Great Depression, UNCG and government spending spree, Other people’s money, Obama supporters predictable | Citizen WElls

  14. Pingback: Michelle Obama UNCG speech August 1, 2012, Obama lies, Job lies, Tax lies, College tuition lies, Health care lies, Student loans and records hidden | Citizen WElls

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s