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Monday November 29th

Rajee Ganesan


Opinion

Column: Course registration remains a frustrating process for UNC students

Changes to course registration sound promising on paper, but UNC’s failure to implement meaningful and systematic changes to how students enroll in courses leaves many confused and without the credits they need for the spring. With registration season coming to an end, it is clear the evaluation of high-demand courses was not a priority.  In order to further address these glaring problems with registration, UNC needs to focus on retaining faculty just as much as it works to allocate faculty. Departmental growth is not sustainable if professors feel their work is more meaningful at other institutions. 

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Opinion

Column: UNC's settlement distribution from antitrust lawsuit reflects inequity in higher ed

In August, a federal judge approved a $19 million settlement between thousands of faculty members at UNC and Duke to resolve a class-action lawsuit asserting that the two universities colluded not to steal faculty from each other. Duke and UNC allegedly held a “no-poach understanding” that reached back decades. Essentially, each university promised not to steal professors and faculty members from the other. This agreement violates state and federal antitrust laws. Neither Duke nor UNC-Chapel Hill admitted any wrongdoing in the settlements of either lawsuit. 

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