At our expense

August 28, 2009 

I was unconvinced by the writer of the Aug. 20 letter who said that increased burdens placed on universities by the federal and state government justify a horde of administrative positions.

Universities are hardly alone in dealing with burdens imposed by governments. Nearly every company, large or small, and nonprofit have the same problem. But instead of bloating their work forces, they deal with it by making productivity improvements or discontinuing other programs.

Universities across the nation -- including the UNC system -- have become today's second estate, living high on the hog at the expense of taxpayers, students and parents. It's time to inject sanity into the system, and The N&O was right to criticize it.

Chuck Till, Raleigh

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