posted on March 11, 2013 13:53
Why does a university with so many journalism and PR grads get such bad PR in media outlets where lots of UNC grads work?
And Republicans writing UNC’s budget in Raleigh might ask: Why did they hire a Bill Clinton guy? (Yes, it’s foundation money, not taxpayer money. Tell it to the legislature.)
Here’s some free PR advice from an N.C. State guy who, believe it or not, values UNC and what it means for North Carolina: Take the $180,000 and hire a bunch of recent J-school grads who can’t find jobs. Put them to work catching up on all the public-records requests. While they’re at it, have them write up what they find.
You’ll get good PR for being responsive. And you might learn something that the half-million-dollar Martin report didn’t tell you.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:34 AM
THE SEQUESTER IS GOOD FOR YOU AND OTHER GOP LIES
“A generation of GOP trickle-down economic thievery depth-charged the American economy
and set the nation trembling on the edge of collapse, combined a decade ago with massive GOP-supported tax cuts and two brutally expensive GOP-supported wars that eviscerated the Clinton budget surplus. This was followed by five years of the GOP filibustering everything in order to thwart any genuine economic recovery, because they did not want the president to get the credit, and be damned to the people”. This is first paragraph of a terrific expose by William Rivers Pitt at Truth-Out.Org. Read two great pages
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:34 PM
You know, the rest of the state is not nearly as obsessed with UNC and Duke as you inside-the-bubble boys are.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:37 PM
Can someone jiggle Swinney's handle?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7:47 PM
swinney...you're an idiot.
Carbine, UNC vs Duke is a big deal in our fair state in many, many ways. In sports, most grads from these two universities are very adamant about their support. Non-Grads from each of these universities are also crazy-crazy supportive of their chosen schools.
The "rest of the state" that follow North Carolina sports are definately obsessed with their teams...and those that support UNC and Duke are the worst of all.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:49 PM
The $180,000 was used to create a smear campaign against the two administrators in the African American Studies Department. What's even sadder is that the smear campaign was endorsed by the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the UNC President and those sympathetic to the Carolina campus on the Board of Governors.
When someone in a leadership role at the University finally accepts responsibility and is properly punished, then perhaps the "Bubble Boys" will stop clamoring.