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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Architectural Find!

While digging to put in a new storm pipe, workers at UNC discovered the remains of what might be an old inn or home from centuries past.

After realizing that the historical remnants were not of a well, the group speculated that the site could be a large cellar or possibly an outhouse.

Now that they are further into the project, Davis and the group believe they have come across a backyard cellar they suspect was associated with a detached kitchen from a house that stood in the first half of the 1800s.

“As we get more exposed, we’re able to narrow down the likelihood of what it is,” he said.

“We have more confidence in our current interpretations.”

The first house built on the lot was constructed before 1797, Davis said.

He said the group also found a drain that might be from a hotel that stood after the Civil War before the University bought it and tore it down.

A fitting discovery for the nation's oldest public university!


Friday, November 11, 2011


And not the good type, involving wearing flower pots as hats and cracking whips.

Power Line collects a list of incredible failures, neatly summarized with the statement:

If you have ever wondered what would happen in a society consisting entirely of liberals, the Occupier movement is providing the answer: devolution.


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Occupy the Administration Building

Students upset with being in debt after receiving a college education, and then not finding a job using their degree, have decided to blame... Wall Street? They're looking in the wrong place. They should be protesting in the administration building of their colleges and universities.

They should protest schools that have raised tuition far faster than inflation, not coincidentally rising to absorb third party funding, mostly government guaranteed loans.

They should protest a system that rewards their biggest name professors (the 1%, so to speak) by having them teach even less.

They should protest an administration that grows and grows, resources that could be put to direct education.

They should protest a lowering of standards for admission. They should recognize the perverse incentives for universities to collect full tuition for a year spent in remedial education.

They should protest a system that fails to focus students on choosing a degree path, realistically discussing the career opportunities for the degree, and getting them out in four years.