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Wednesday December 2nd

Ariel Zirulnick


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Breaking down budget cuts

Though not as bad as had been feared, a budget recommendation from N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue will deliver a big hit to the UNC system if the legislature goes along with it.Since her recommendation was made Tuesday morning, UNC-system President Erskine Bowles has outlined the severity of the cuts he would have to make to comply.

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Bowles, Board of Governors fight more budget cuts

DURHAM — The UNC system will have to cut about 1,000 jobs, more than half of those among faculty, if the state legislature approves a 5 percent budget cut now being considered, system President Erskine Bowles warned Friday.Cuts also could lead to fewer course offerings, larger classes, shorter library and lab hours and fewer counselors and advisers, he said.

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UNC system lauds Teach for America

A sweeping study of North Carolina’s K-12 teachers concluded that those who come to the classroom from Teach for America consistently outperform the rest of the state’s newer educators.It also reflected a growing number in N.C. classrooms of inexperienced teachers, which study leaders cited as the biggest obstacle to K-12 student success.

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Erskine Bowles announced his  retirement from UNC last Friday.
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Bowles to draw on experience

UNC-system President Erskine Bowles played a key role in balancing the federal budget in 1997. President Barack Obama is asking him to step up once again.Obama signed an executive order Thursday that establishes a bipartisan federal commission responsible for crafting a plan to reduce the federal deficit.

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Obama chooses Bowles to lead federal commission

President Barack Obama will appoint UNC-system President Erskine Bowles to lead a federal commission addressing the climbing federal deficit, the New York Times reported Tuesday.The formal announcement of the bipartisan 18-person commission will be made Thursday. Bowles will lead the commission with co-chairman Alan Simpson, a former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming.

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