I will be honest here – I am so inured to the culture of corruption, and Monty Python’s Black Knight caliber of willful and idiotic denial…I didn’t think anything UNC scandal related could shock me anymore. Then I read this, and you should as well: Prepare to be disgusted. Horrific doesn’t even begin to describe [...]
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As we all know by now, the Mayans were not correct and the world did not end. Since that day has come and past, we can look back on the highlights of the past 366 days (this year was a leap year people). In David Letterman fashion, here is this year’s top 10 list of [...]
It is the day before the State-Carolina game…and, we’ll be having a lot more hit the blog regarding the game in the coming hours. In the meantime, we’ve got non-stop conversation going on over on our message forums – linked here – for anyone searching for more. On the ‘heels’ of this great entry from [...]
A quick diversion from sports with an eye on ‘the real world’ and the University’s broader mission. I ran across this a few weeks ago and wanted to share with the community. Link The university’s New Venture Services supports the Fast 15 through customized support for faculty and student projects and startups. The goal is [...]
Nice piece available by clicking here. It includes a slideshow that will be interesting to you. One photo you won’t see, unfortunately, is of a robotic wolf that Ira Helms Jr. ’48 built when he was a mechanical engineering student at NC State. With size 16 shoes, it stood 7 feet tall and had a [...]
Is this progress? or destruction of another NC State ‘tradition’? Link to the story and some personal experiences of some of our community members.
With the large traffic that SFN generates, one of the best ways that we can ‘give back’ to the broader NC State Community is to use our platform to keep to our readers updated on happenings around campus. (Speaking of large traffic, we’ve hit a milestone that we’d like to celebrate with you by clicking [...]
Jon Sanders and the John Locke Foundation has the comments that most closely echo my feelings on the topic. In this blog entry Sanders sets the table of the recent developments and comments on them. If you don’t like something, ignore it, respond to it, or paint over it yourself. But don’t run crying to [...]
Randy Woodson is currently being installed and introduced, officially, as the Chancellor of our University today. There are few things going on at N.C. State of late that we should be more thankful for. Woodson is a truly remarkable man in a humble, down-to-earth shell. If you have not yet had the pleasure to interact [...]
“NC State’s incoming freshman class had a weighted high school grade point average of 4.23 and an average SAT score of 1,746. Nearly 75% of the 4,550 students were in the top 20% of their high school class, and the group has students from 97 North Carolina counties, 42 states and 23 countries.” – NC [...]