Originally Posted by Saul Good
I don't understand this. Everyone says that, but why would there be a political connection between a private, elite school and the flagship public university? NC State, I believe, is actually a branch of North Carolina. If UNC is looking out for anyone, it seems like it would be them.
Those are two tight-knit universities for a lot of reasons, not the least of which are proximity and history. UNC, while perhaps not quite at this level, likens itself as a public Ivy; it's a great academic institution.