Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Schizophrenia, autism may be linked in families
Families with a history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are also more likely to have a child with autism, new research from Sweden and Israel suggests. ... "Most people with a family history of one of these disorders actually get nothing - the vast majority in fact," said Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the study's lead author from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC Release: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2012/july/autism-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-may-share-common-underlying-factors
Public Universities In Peril
Chemical & Engineering News
...The tight funding climate has driven many schools to be more frugal than ever. H. Holden Thorp became chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill in 2008, as the economic crisis was ramping up. That year, Thorp hired the consulting firm Bain & Company to assess the university’s operations. The consultants identified ways for the university to save $50 million in administrative costs, which the school has implemented over the past three years.
The price of illogical spending choices
The Chicago Tribune
... Male consumers are reluctant to try vegetarian products because of a strong association of meat — especially muscle meat, such as steak — with masculinity, according to Paul Rozin of the University of Pennsylvania, Julia Hormes of Louisiana State University, Myles Faith of the University of North Carolina and Brian Wansink of Cornell University.
State and Local Coverage
Online MBAs catching fire at NCSU, UNC
The Triangle Business Journal
... That’s a lot of money, but it’s a bargain compared to UNC-Chapel’s online offering, MBA@UNC, which launched last fall with an inaugural class of 19 students. Brian McGrath, a 35-year-old Northwestern University alumnus, is going to pay $91,225 for the 24-month MBA@UNC program, $53,740 more for tuition and fees compared to NCSU. ... To put it in perspective, a full-time MBA program (21 months) at UNC costs about $53,000 for North Carolinians. And at NCSU, a two-year program costs $33,500 for in-state residents.
UNC Release: http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/5414/67/
North Carolina remembers Andy Griffith (Editorial)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
... Around the country, he is known first and foremost for his connection to his hometown of Mount Airy, N.C. He is also recalled for his ties to the University of North Carolina. Griffith was a 1949 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where he began his dramatic and musical careers. He played Sir Walter Raleigh in the outdoor drama “The Lost Colony” and with the student drama group PlayMakers’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado. His monologue “What it Was, Was Football,” was an early hit.
Issues and Trends
Freezing tuition: It's not such a hot idea (Editorial)
The Los Angeles Times
With steep increases in tuition becoming the norm, it makes sense that many families would benefit if they were able to predict the cost of a college education for all four years. They could plan accordingly, instead of suddenly facing a bill for several thousand dollars more than they had expected. Yet there are potential downsides to tuition guarantees, which are currently offered by a few dozen colleges.
A Simple Solution on Student Loans
Inside Higher Ed
Every article I’ve read on the student loan debate seems to be missing one very crucial, simple way to completely eliminate student loan debt. It’s so painfully obvious that it flabbergasts me that no one, I mean no one, has pointed this out. ... The real answer is simple and unpopular. It lies not with Congress, or the president, or the colleges and universities, but with the students. Students have to stop borrowing money to pay for college.