Wow. The Board's unwillingness to address this is much more unsettling than Jackson's actions.
Whether of not the sale goes through it's a bad deal for the citizens of our state. How people would turn down land for under $2000 a acre? Even with the potential of environmental regulations many people would of bought for hunting and other uses.
Secondly when you read over carefully the contract promises nothing except a 30 foot by 30 foot piece of landscaped land for a plaque as the "legacy forest". NC can do scientific research but only at the desecration of the buyer and for a fee. None of NCSU's retained "privileges" which they brag about are set up as covenants. They won't transfer to the next buyer. Walker isn't even required to get a contract, which according to the prospectus will be for fifty years for $50 million dollars, from the DOD. They only have to make an effort. They can flip this property a week after the purchase goes through if they so desire. Whether you believe in big government or small government we can all agree that we should get good value from our government. This is not a good value for the taxpayers of North Carolina.
Read, Write, Tweet, Meet stop the sale of Hofmann forest.
“Cease being intimidated by the argument that a right action is impossible because it does not yield maximum profits, or that a wrong action is to be condoned because it pays.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Drove from NJ to see this and it was well worth the drive. Great venue, great crowd and the best music I have ever seen live.
Please read these two documents (NSAM 263 and NSAM 273) and see if you believe they say what this article reports. NSAM 273 has the same referencing withdrawal of 1000 troops in 1963. I am shocked that something I had believed until today is just a distortion of facts!
How Long Have The Education Programs Been Going On Does anyone Know?
Red room is closed
Not so much as a mea culpa? What lesson did she learn? She didn't address plagiarism.
School board? Why are you silent?
Soo...where's the list of best pies?
Arthur, regarding the question of kickbacks, I don't know. However it definitely appears that some members of the NC State Community maneuvered for this outcome. The forest needs our help before it's too late.
Read about it.
Write about it in response to new articles and on blogs.
Tweet about it.
Meet about it - We need people who are willing to take action.
I like the fact that Madison felt that the Constitution could help nurture republican democracy over a large geographic area. Perhaps the Russians, Chinese and Brazilians can find some features of our federal constitutional system helpful in their future domestic political development.
I am proud to share initials with Dolley Payne Madison, who was born in Guilford County, N.C..
David Proctor McKnight
NCSU has certainly shown their true colors, and they're not red, white, and black; they're gold and greenbacks. If anyone can put a price on a priceless resource, it's the current administration. Apparently a couple of members of the Board of Trustees have a direct interest in the hog farming industry. The non-imported corn will provide a cheaper form of sustenance for their hogs. More power to you, guys. You know how to win at the expense of the students, faculty, and public every time. Because this isn't about what's best for the university; it's about what's best for you and what will add the most to your bank accounts.
"Dueling stories" or not, the apparent veracity of the NCSU officials and Walker Agriculture both seem to be highly dubious.
The only assurances whatsoever that Hofmann Forest won't become cookie-cutter homes and acres of corn to feed the pigs of NC's enormous commercial hog farming operations are verbal. There's nothing in the contract to prevent pillaging the forest, so it's a really good bet that the forest will be pillaged.
Not until the media attention dies down, mind you, but expect bulldozers before too long.
Mary Watzin and Randy Woodson can't see the forest for the cash. "We put a price on a priceless resource and initiated its destruction" is a pretty crappy legacy, if you ask me.
The school board and the school district should be checking into these examples of apparent plagiarism on the part of the principal at Chapel Hill High School. Her explanations are unacceptable. Anyone in education is aware of the importance of citing sources no matter what the circumstances.. Some examples of her written information provided to others is not even paraphrased. I find it disquieting that neither the school board nor Dr. Forcella are commenting other than to make excuses for Ms. Jackson. This is a fine, rigorous school and the educational community inside and outside the school itself deserve that same rigor to be exhibited now.
What next? Continuing the automotive theme, The Blue Ridge Parkway: Grace in Motion (Landscape design and art.)
I’d always thought it was the beautiful scenery... until I learned about the engineering system, called ‘the line of grace’ - a road-design technique not used today.
Read more, here: http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topi…
Finding evidence that Porsche by Design is more than simply the best produced car show ever.
Some wonder whether Porsche by Design is a art museum exhibition or a car show. Their confusion has not been addressed in the exhibit, its accompanying materials and events, or its catalogue. While an adequate job is done to show the connections of the exhibit with other works of art, the same cannot be said of the Porsche automobile as art itself.
Why the problem is important:
The NCMA, whether in the classical tradition or in exploring the edges of art, is, above all, serious about the experience of viewing art. Before arranging an exhibition or accessing an object, its director and curators must be convinced that the subject is significant as art.
Too little of this effort is apparent with Porsche by Design. Apologists point to an earlier MOMA exhibition and seek justification by slight reference to the Bauhaus movement, industrial design, and sculpture. Yet nothing in the exhibition itself and accompanying materials and lectures do anything specific about artistic elements. The contributions to the exhibition catalogue - from auto racers, collectors, photographers and film makers, historians, columnists, journalist and two industrial designers - re-inforce the idea that we are talking car show here.
The typical "forward" to an exhibit explains what you can expect to find in it. An "afterward", calls attention in retrospect to what you find in yourself during and after experiencing the exhibit. It would include observations from each of the museum's curators about their professional and academic view of the artistic merit of the exhibit, the Director's understanding of how the exhibit fits into the purpose of the collection and the mission of the museum and presents a subject for the traditional, accepted ways of experiencing art and for expanding and developing new ones.
The educational program offers a starting place. Evolution of Form and Ahead of Its Time offer a connection with items in the Museum's own collection which could be a foundation for a critical reflection upon the Porsche to see how it achieves artistic legitimacy ... and how it falls short. The Porsche Story gives a comprehensive overview of the political, psychological, engineering, and business context of the automobile which could serve as a foundation for consideration of its more specific artistic and design context.
How about it, Mr. Wheeler?
The Porsche exhibit is, without question, an outstanding car show. In an art museum it must be more. An "afterward" can help us to understand why, answer critics, and see what the museum has accomplished with Porsche by Design, a brilliant departure from convention with a legitimate place, as art, in an art museum.
I am interested in filing a law suit against them. We are almost 6 years into having brown water running through our tubs, sinks, and washer. They have been out more times than I care to discuss and we still have the problem as of last week. Aqua says all the "levels" are fine. I told them to come drink and bathe in it then!
If shes not a real physic and is getting her info from family members, I still see the good she does. People leave her feeling a renewal of faith and happiness. Whats the harm?
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Thank you for this story. This is one of the bright spots in our region and Karen Ladd is a goddess. I've taken my elderly mother for lunch a couple of times and people are just so welcoming and kind at the St. Bart's Thursday lunch. You'll see people from all backgrounds there. A true communal table!
The examples in this blog entry of the alleged plagiarism are probably worse than the examples in the original article. This seems to run deep and is - as commenters below have said - is disturbing.
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