Kristen King

Letter: Chancellor pay raise shocking | The Daily Reflector

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Nov 052015
 
Letter: Chancellor pay raise shocking | The Daily Reflector

As the mother of two college students, one at East Carolina University and one at UNC-Chapel Hill, I was shocked to read about the 19 percent raise given Chancellor Steve Ballard and to hear that Henry Hinton of the UNC Board of Governors said this was justified. Is it also justified that Chancellor Ballard will be given a paid year off next year at this inflated salary in order to “retool” for the classroom?

Why Jon Stewart’s return to the airwaves matters to the 2016 presidential race | The Washington Post

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Nov 052015
 
Why Jon Stewart’s return to the airwaves matters to the 2016 presidential race | The Washington Post

A separate study of Stewart’s wisecracks during the 2004 party conventions, conducted by political scientists at East Carolina University, concluded that “the ridicule of Republicans focused much more on policy and character flaws. Humor pointed toward Democrats, on the other hand, tended to focus more on innocuous physical attributes.”

‘A sad and tragic day:’ Suspect killed by campus police after four people stabbed at UC Merced | The Washington Post

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Nov 052015
 
‘A sad and tragic day:’ Suspect killed by campus police after four people stabbed at UC Merced | The Washington Post

Four people were stabbed at the University of California at Merced before the suspect was shot and killed by campus police on Wednesday morning, school officials said.

Editorial: Halloween-havoc prevented | The Daily Reflector

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Nov 042015
 
Editorial: Halloween-havoc prevented | The Daily Reflector

Greenville has learned that its regional notoriety as a downtown party destination for rowdy Halloween revelers cannot be reversed overnight. In fact, the opposite is true: One violent and destructive Halloween party can erase many years of progress toward removing the city’s negative reputation.

Grade Point: The era of soaring college prices might be at an end, report says | The Washington Post

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Nov 042015
 
Grade Point: The era of soaring college prices might be at an end, report says | The Washington Post

The soaring college prices and heavy borrowing that became commonplace during the recession is coming to an end, the College Board said Wednesday, as increases in tuition and fees continue to slow down.