Wanna get rich? Get a job with UNC!

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Campus lefties are crying over Gov. Pat’s plans to cut $140 million from the UNC system.   The lefties suggest that cutting even ONE PENNY from the university system budget will critically damage the quality of higher education in North Carolina.  Really? Let’s look at that.

UNC-Chapel Hill founded the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity in order to give John Edwards something to do between presidential runs.  (John-Boy parted ways with the university  right about the time that whole National Enquirer — bastard love child thing blew up.) Well,   the university has brought in a new lefty to fill John Edwards’s big, um, shoes:  former William & Mary president Gene Nichol. 

Nichol looks like quite a wise investment of tax dollars. He is churning out papers and articles bashing the GOP majority on Jones Street  ( you know, those guys who have the final say on the university budget) while pocketing $212,900 in taxpayer-provided salary per year. Let’s see — North Carolina’s median income for 2011 was $43,916.  Does anybody — besides me — see the irony in UNC’s marquee “poverty” expert making NEARLY FIVE TIMES the state’s median income?

As a reference point, Gov. Pat McCrory pulls down $139,500 per year.  Lt. Gov. Dan Forest makes $123,198.  Members of Congress pull down $174,000 per year.  All of those folks are accountable to voters.  Last time I checked, Nichol is NOT.

Nichol’s wife, Betty Glenn George, is also doing quite well for herself at UNC Hospitals.    George, the senior VP for Legal Services, is pulling down $407,410 per year.   She is making slightly more than President Obama, who pulls down a measly $400,000 per year.

Let’s go back to the academic side.  Associate professor Michael Lambert, director of the African Studies Center, is pulling down $87,996 per year — TWICE the median income for our fair state.

Let’s move over to the African & Afro-American Studies department, which got the athletics program in so much trouble.   Julius Nyangoro, an associate professor who made headlines in the athletic department scandal, is pulling down $159, 249.

Amy Hertel, director of the American Indian Center, is pulling down $102,000 per year.   Elizabeth Burns, acting department chairman of the Women and Gender Studies department at UNC-CH, is pulling down $159,312 per year.

These are just a FEW examples of jobs and whole departments that could COMPLETELY disappear from the university system budget, and very few people would notice.  Life would go on.
I am sure that all of these people voted for Barack Obama, and regularly applaud his attacks on Mitt Romney and other capitalists, all while doing work of dubious necessity at exorbitant salaries they could not POSSIBLY command in the private sector.

4 thoughts on “Wanna get rich? Get a job with UNC!

  1. You don’t even have to go to work at UNC to feed at the UNC trough. Just ask Dan Savage.

    UNC spent $18,500 to have him speak on campus. That was for just one brief visit.

    Savage is a gay sex columnist, an outspoken gay marriage advocate, a vicious cyber-bully, and creator of the obscene santorum.com web site and a pornographic fake Internet definition of “Santorum” so offensive that general-circulation news­pap­ers can’t print it. See:
    http://americansfortruth.com/2012/03/23/unc-chapel-hill-distances-itself-from-rush-but-paid-anti-santorum-gay-cyber-bully-dan-savage-18500/

  2. Radical liberal “poverty” expert and his wife making $600,000 from UNC courtesy of NC taxpayers? Every member of the UNC Board of Governors and UNC Trustees should be removed from office for gross negligence and incompetence! Why isn’t the Legislature taking action on this?

  3. I don’t think we are supposed to be talking about this. UNC has a status even above that of being a sacred cow. That’s why everyone is so upset about McCrory appointing a bunch of commoners to the BOG. I think that we, the citizens, are better off not knowing what goes on at UNC. We are not educated enough to understand. In this situation “ignorance is bliss.”

  4. The UNC System fails most of its students while keeping all the money from Federal and State grants and other revenue streams. The graduation/success rates for most of the schools in the system would see CEO’s in the private sector banished.

    My suggestion is that each administrator and teacher take a (100 – school’s graduation rate) pay cut and increase their pay for whatever percentage increase in graduation/success. Hold these state employees accountable and pay them on merit.

    From my Academic Fraud file.
    HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM? RAH RAH SIS BOOM BUST.

    Graduation Rates (%) for a Bachelor Degree in Six Years (Source IPEDS)
    Provided by the institutions.

    Campus Overall Black-African American
    Chapel Hill 89* 81*
    NC State 72 59
    Wilmington 67 68
    Appalachian 65 44
    School of Arts 64 64
    Asheville 61 55
    Eastern 59 53
    Greensboro 53 60
    Charlotte 53 54
    Western 50 48
    Elizabeth City 44 45
    Winston-Salem 41 42
    NC A&T 41 41
    NC Central 38 36
    Pembroke 34 34
    Fayetteville 31 31

    Average 53.875 50.938

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