NC A&T University debuts new website, 400k grant, 10 percent tuition hike, More spending like drunken sailors in UNC university system

NC A&T University debuts new website, 400k grant, 10 percent tuition hike, More spending like drunken sailors in UNC university system

“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

Recently I wrote about UNCG, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and other UNC state supported schools spending like drunken sailors and raising tuition. Here is another example. NC A&T is a UNC school also located in Greensboro, NC. Here is another example of questionable spending in the worst economy here since the Great Depression.
From the Greensboro News & Record print edition February 27, 2012.

“A&T debuts new website”

“A $ 400,000 grant funds redesign for vibrant, informative recruiting tool.”

” The new site ( launches today, and Martin said it clearly tells the Aggie story and will help the community to better connect and engage with the university.”

“The website was redesigned using $ 400,000 in grant money that helped pay for consultants that assisted university staff on the project.”

From the Greensboro News & Record 19, 2011.

“A&T trustees approve tuition hike”
“N.C. A&T students will see their tuition bills rise over the next five years under a plan the university’s board of trustees approved Friday afternoon.

A UNCG tuition and fee committee this week also recommended increases on that campus.

The tuition increases at A&T represent a 10 percent hike for undergraduates and 12 percent for graduate students.”

“Next year won’t be the last time A&T students feel the pain of a higher tuition bill. Under a plan to phase in increases, undergraduates will pay an additional $200 a year for another four years. Graduate students will pay an extra $300 a year during the same time period.

The UNC system has a 6.5 percent cap in place on tuition increases, but system leaders are allowing campuses this year to propose increases above that cap to help make up for money lost through budget cuts.”

““Literally, schools are in a position where we’ve got to figure out something else to do,” Akua Matherson, A&T’s assistant vice chancellor for budget and planning, told the trustees’ business affairs committee Friday morning in explaining the temporary lift on the tuition cap.

Matherson said the increases will help A&T maintain the level of funding needed to compete with its peer institutions.

The tuition money will generate nearly $5 million for the university. It will be invested in need-based financial aid, academic and student support, institutional support such as safety initiatives, and graduate assistantships.

Trustees unanimously approved the increases, but not without concern.

Once the increases kick in, trustee Pamela McCorkle Buncum said she would like to hear how they are affecting students.

She said she wants administrators to compile information such as how many are having to drop out to work and earn money for tuition.”



21 responses to “NC A&T University debuts new website, 400k grant, 10 percent tuition hike, More spending like drunken sailors in UNC university system

  1. That’s a mighty expensive redesign if they spent the entire $ 400k.

  2. CW,
    $400k for a website? Wow! I wonder how much of the money that goes into the school, as a percentage, actually is used to educate people?


  3. Please you guys, watch this. Remember that BO said with such confidence that he has 5 more years… and then Hillarry echoed his comments in Tunisia to a bunch of Arab students. “Don’t worry. Obama is our president. Just listen to him. Don’t listen to the GOP (pro Israel) candidates. He WILL BE reelected”. THIS IS HOW ELECTIONS ARE STOLEN!!!

    This makes me so sick!

  4. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    CW – From your article

    “Once the increases kick in, trustee Pamela McCorkle Buncum said she would like to hear how they are affecting students.”

    1 – trustee Pamela McCorkle sounds like a character from a W.C. Fields movie.

    2 – Pamela McCorkle Buncum. The name Buncum is quite similar to “Bunkum”,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4e4b884128be952f&biw=1333&bih=663

  5. O/T, but every patriot should contact their senators and representatives re. the following:
    According to Afghan National Website, NATO Will Bring to Trial Those
    Accused of Koran Burning

    Read details:

  6. I knew it! This is, well, downright criminal! Bring back the draft so the union thuggees can go to Afghanistan now….made even more “inhospitable” by their regime leader:

    Trashing Tricare
    Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

    The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.

    The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.

    Read more:

  7. coldwarvet | February 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
    I brought this over from a couple of threads ago
    The implications of $5.00 gas are huge. Now we are talking not just about “tipping points”, or travel as it pertains to consumerism, but consumerism in general. This will include internet consumerism as well.
    What I believe will happen, in the interim, is a false consumerism based upon credit, but at this rate, credit will soon be exhausted.

  8. Observer
    Somehow, I get the feeling that this is not the final outrage. How many does this make for the past week anyway?…or…how many outrages per day average?
    I will never, ever, submit to this monster….
    Maybe this will begin to sink in with the lemmings…$5.00 gas maybe? They have to be hit where it hurts apparently…in the pocketbook. There they will be denied the basics in a way they will not be able to ignore. Hopefully they will make the most simple of connections…$5.00 gas /Obama…$5.00 gas/Obama…$5.00 gas/Obama…He and he alone owns this one…

  9. More of the Obama show … this time…let the thugs stay in school to harrass those trying to learn and to threaten the teachers. What next??!!:

    Holder targets school discipline practices: ‘unacceptable,’ ‘destructive’

    Holder’s speech reflects a growing demand by government-funded professionals for federal government intervention to ensure that school officials discipline students in each racial or ethnic group at roughly the same rates, without regard to classroom behavior. This campaign has generated funding for many studies, as well as a stream of supportive articles in outlets such as The Washington Post.

    But claims of racial imbalance in school discipline, from both Holder and the Texas 2011 report, ignored relevant data on behavior outside the school walls.

    Read more:

  10. Observer
    Just an aside…
    From a broad experience with the military and veterans, and apart from how it appeared during the march the other day in Washington, there are a TON of lemmings and uninformed in both the active and veteran ranks.
    Hopefully, the with the advent of computers, it will get better, but historically, and for all the organization within the military, this block has never been a defining force in an election…and they should be.

  11. Cabby – AZ | February 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm |

    Hi Cabby,

    Remember this quote from The Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

    Let’s see how the fraud will play this one. If he sides with the trial and against our military, this just may be the tipping point.

    Ball’s in your court, Barky. Make my day.

  12. Coldwarvet……………………
    I personally believe that NOBODY is going to rock the boat. The problem is though the boat is sinking fast,so in the end a hell of a lot of people could die needlessly just because they chose to IGNORE the truth,and do nothing until it is too late to do ANYTHING to save themselves. They continue to listen to their MESSIAH.

  13. Coldwarvet…………………
    We have neighbors who think Soetoro is the finest president since Lincoln. This is in spite of the fact that both of their kids are now living back home,and off of their DO GOODER MOM AND POP. One of their kids is 31,with a wife of his own and a 4year old daughter, and the youngest son who is 29 has a wife,and they were forclosed upon. They too are living off MOM AND POP. Goodbye to MOM AND POPS retirement money.

  14. ……..They are all crowded into a 1500 sq.foot 3 bedroom ranch house. What used to be his garage is now crammed to the ceiling with their sons’ belongings. None of them except MOM AND POP have any health coverage. If anybody gets sick,they are all going to be in DEEP financial DO DO, real fast. I can’t help wonder how he will vote in November 2012.

  15. Coldwarvet……………………
    While I don’t know about the length of your military involvment,I now find myself thankful that I didn’t SHIP OVER, and go for thirty. These are the folks who are now going to LOSE BIG TIME. TRICARE is now going to get a HELL of a lot more expensive, and the retirement income is going to take a HELL of a hit as well. This will end the volunteer military,because it will effect both volunteerism,as well as RETENTION. It is probable that the country will be forced to return to conscription. I believe that a large portion of our aircraft carriers are going to be turned over to the UN. Does anyone remember that those carriers were built with TAXPAYER’S MONEY. What are you going to do about it?

  16. …………..It may be ALREADY TOO LATE to reverse the course that Soetoro has put the US on, and worse yet the YELLOW KOW TOWING pentagon BRASS are GOING ALONG with ALL OF SOETORO’S BULLSHI#. This tells me that we are indeed in serious trouble. You can thank the CRAZIES,the DO GOODERS,and the OVEREDUCATED SNOT NOSED CHILD PRODIGIES (YUPPIES) for the largest part of this mess. They are the WORDSMITHS who have twisted,bent,reshaped,rewritten,and otherwise attempted to make our laws mean what they NEVER meant……..including the Constitution. These are the KNOW IT ALL CHILDREN WHO AREN’T EVEN DRY BEHIND THE EARS YET, ALONG WITH THE 1960S HIPPIE DRUG CULTURE. SADLY THEY ARE GOING TO LEARN THE hard WAY THAT up is not DOWN.

  17. bye bye FOR TONIGHT.

  18. …..Before I pull the plug here is just one more little morsel to chew upon……..Now I learn that the two soldiers who allegedly burned the Quorans are going to be prosecuted in military courts martials. The enemy didn’t court martial the BASTARDS who murdered two of our soldiers. I think it is time for us to tell Karzai to shove Afghanistan up his A$$. We should walk out on the whole damn mess. After all Aghanistan is the A$$hole of the world.

  19. Old Salt, I certainly agree that if our soldiers are going to be taken to trial by NATO, the USA should pull out of Afghanistan. The Soviets couldn’t subdue the Afghans in ten years, what makes us think we can? It is a tribal country full of corruption and drug dealing.

    Also, as you have aptly described, our top brass military have sold out apparently. What a bunch of hogwash when some folks a couple of years ago (R.A.P. believers) were telling us that the military was poised to remove the Usurper, place him in shackles and put him under arrest. There were a lot of misguided folks then and now, too.

  20. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    If I may for a couple of minutes:


    I can remember growing up in the 60’s and 70’s and taking a gun to school for SHOW AND TELL. And if I messed with my dad’s guns ANYTIME without his permission, I know I wouldn’t be able to sit down for a couple of days.

    Really a sad state of the United States for kids to now take guns to school for “other” purposes.

    You know if we had an issue with another student you usually rode the bus home with the kid, duked it out as best you could with 15 or 20 kids standing around rooting on the two, and then the next day you were buddies again.

    With all of the “social media” and even sites like this, we lose our ability to SOCIALIZE with each other.

    On the “trial” of our soldiers for doing what is ACCEPTABLE (read the link I supplied a couple threads ago) when the Koran has been defaced, I just can’t let this go.

    YOU people want us to become a “global nation”. To become a “globa nation” we have to follow “global laws”.

    YOU get what you sow.

    I commented a couple days ago, and I’ll comment again, we DID what we wanted to do in Afghanistan (except for capturing bin Laden, which I believe we could have done rather easily if the military complex didn’t have some new weapons systems they wanted to try out) and we should have left after 3 years, 4 tops. Now we are in a quagmire, a complete MESS, that we have NO CHANCE of “winning”.

    They want us out, and I believe we should honor their request.

    Just look at what is happening in Iraq, of course the media isn’t reporting MUCH of what is going on there, because it’s chaos.

    But yet YOU folks believe that we need to keep sticking our nose where it doesn’t belong, and yes I’m refering to Iran.

    Someone posted a video of a young lady apologising to Afghanistan, and during this apology, the young lady said something like:

    “The rules of engagement…………..”

    Well let me give ALL of you a hint, there is only ONE rule in War.


    It really is sad that we have been indoctrinated in to believing that we know what is best for the World.

    We can’t even figure out how to solve our OWN problems, but by golly if Iran gets a nuke, it’ll be the end of the World as we know it.

    Nonsense, just pure nonsense.

    It’s a diversion people, WAKE UP!!!

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