Elizabeth City State University facing the ax?

WRAL is reporting on a provision in the budget that could lead to shutting down Elizabeth City State University.

Could this possibly be related to the election last November of ECSU student Montravias King to the Elizabeth City Council?

Naahhhh they wouldn't possibly pull a stunt like that....would they?

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Of course they would

They're entire regime is built on pettiness, revenge, retribution and paybacks. Poor Art Pope is still pissed off that he didn't get elected Lieutenant Governor. He'll show those liberal commies in Elizabeth City a thing or too.

I believe they would

NC Republicans are notorious for using alternate methods for achieving their goals (more than one way to skin a cat). While ECSU isn't the only historically black college or university the GOP has attempted to target, the fact that Montravias stood up to their attempts to bully him off the ballot and then won gave Republicans a bloody nose. And their thirst for vengeance knows no bounds.

The NC GOP

has been floating the idea of closing down HBCUs, especially ECSU, for awhile. But when they can punish people for political reasons, it seally motivates them.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

ECSU closure provision removed

WRAL reports that the provision shuttering ECSU was removed from the Senate budget.

The state Senate voted unanimously Friday to remove a budget provision that could have shut down Elizabeth City State University.

The provision - which would have allowed the UNC Board of Governors to study closing any institution with a 20 percent decline in enrollment between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2013 – sparked an outcry among supporters of the school and the Legislative Black Caucus. The historically black college has seen a precipitous drop in admissions, losing nearly 900 students in the last four years.

Of course, stupid stunts like this are a good way to further decrease enrollment (don't go to school at ECSU, they're going to shut it down!). And we can be sure that they'll try again later (this is the third try to move the SBI out of the Democrat's control and put it under the control of the dishonest moron; it's only the second try to start shutting down HBCUs).

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014