Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Making Sense of Morgan Stanley’s Derivatives Moves
The New York Times
... Laws limiting derivatives transfers were tightened by the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul legislation, but the new rules did not resolve how to calculate the size of derivatives transfers, said Saule T. Omarova, an assistant professor at University of North Carolina’s School of Law. “That’s the black box that each institution has,” she said.
Introducing The 12: Student journalists chronicling the 2012 election on Tumblr
The Washington Post
... Today, The Washington Post launches The 12, aimed at keeping track of campaign issues across swing states. The site is powered by Tumblr and will be populated by student journalists at 12 universities in some of the most competitive 2012 election states. ... Sarah Glen is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a writer and editor, then online editor for the Daily Tar Heel, and is now team captain for the WhichWayNC Project.
State and Local Coverage
Snake sightings on the rise after Beryl, rainy late spring
The Charlotte Observer
They’re crawling into attics and stealing birds’ nests out of trees. And they’re coming out in force. ... David Pfennig, a UNC-Chapel Hill biology professor, said there are more factors to consider. “Charlotte, much like the rest of North Carolina, is a rapidly growing area,” he said. “People are moving into areas where snakes already live.”
Pope Center – surprise – likes UNC pick
Triangle Business Journal
Now here is something you don’t frequently see: The Pope Center, a conservative think tank, is applauding UNC-Chapel Hill for its summer reading assignment. Even by its own admission, the John William Pope Center typically criticizes the UNC-CH summer reading list as being “whiny, dull books that subtly or not so subtly promote left-wing causes.”
RTP-born device promises to find ills in eyes of babies
Triangle Business Journal
... Dr. Michelle Cabrera, a UNC School of Medicine assistant professor and practicing pediatric eye doctor, has used the device to scan the eyes of infants. While the Envisu itself is about the size of a typical monitoring station found in a hospital, the scan is done with a hand-held device.
Issues and Trends
Who Pays for Student Aid?
Inside Higher Ed
There’s a lot of money in student aid, and the State of Iowa is trying to figure out who gets to spend it and on which students. The state’s Board of Regents, which oversees Iowa’s three public universities -- the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa -- created a committee Wednesday and charged it with developing a five-year plan that would seek to eliminate the use of tuition revenue for financial aid.
High-cost college (Letter to the Editor)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Your May 29 editorial “Our ‘means’” states that the House budget does not address increased funding of the UNC system and additional financial aid “ ... to help students hurt by large tuition and fee increases.” You address the symptom of the problem and not the cause. Why have there been large tuition and fee increases? My guess was faculty salaries were the cause and went online to find some research to back up my claims. Turns out I was only partly correct.