David Morken is the Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, headquartered on NC State Universityâs Centennial Campus. In an interview, Morken discusses why the company moved from Utah to North Carolina and the importance of the stateâs public universities to its success.
Dr. Mitchell Simpson, Pastor, University Baptist Church An Open Letter from a Chapel Hill pastor to his congregation: If youâre not alarmed over the future of academic freedom at UNC, youâre not paying attention. If youâre not paying attention, youâre forfeiting the spiritual birthright earned at such high cost by our Baptist forebears. If those… READ MORE
As Gov. Pat McCrory likes to point out, North Carolina is now the 9thÂ most-populous state in the nation.Â Our state is growing by 276 people a day. North Carolinaâs economy is also growing â our unemployment rate in December was below the national average at 5.5%.Â State officials project ârobustâ economic growth this year.Â And… READ MORE
RALEIGHÂ (March 10, 2015) â Tom Ross, President of the University of North Carolina system, issued a sharp warning today about declining support for public higher education in North Carolina and the nation. Repeated budget cuts to the stateâs colleges and universities are part of a damaging trend, Ross told the Raleigh City Clubâs first National… READ MORE
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the âunsung heroesâ of higher education in North Carolina.
Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot extols the impact of higher education in the Charlotte region.* Coach Dean Smith was my college coach, and a hero of mine and many others. His recent death brought to mind his words, âYou should never be proud of doing the right thing. Just do the right thing.â For years… READ MORE
North Carolina faces a looming crisis â a shortage of teachers. But putting and keeping great teachers in the classroom isnât rocket science. Pay them. Gov. Pat McCrory likes to point out that North Carolina is now the 9thÂ most-populous state in the nation. The governor also talks about responding to the marketplace. Markets are about… READ MORE
CARY â Leaders of the stateâs public universities, community colleges and public schools gathered here Jan. 27 to confront a sharp decline in the supply of teachers in North Carolina. âIâm not going to make this easy.Â We have a crisis in North Carolina,â declared John Fennebresque, the chairman of the University of North Carolina… READ MORE
Weakened by years without raises for instructors, North Carolinaâs public universities are losing the war for faculty talent. In the past two years, 3 out of 4 faculty members who received outside offers decided to leave our stateâs public universities.Â In all, 320 of the University systemâs best instructors were lured away. And they took… READ MORE