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No pharmacy school for UNCG

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UNC system President Erskine Bowles has decided not to recommend a new pharmacy school at UNC-Greensboro.

The news shocked the folks at UNCG, which has put on a big push for the school, saying it would provide a big spark to the local economy.

The Greensboro News & Record reports.

It would have been the second public university pharmacy school in the state, joining the one at UNC-Chapel Hill. Officials there had worried that a new pharmacy school would have made it too difficult to find training sites for a larger number of students.

Bowles is recommending that UNC-CH go forward with a distance education satellite pharmacy expansion linking with UNC-Asheville.

That plan has a far lower cost associated with it and will be patterned after an existing satellite program UNC-CH runs with Elizabeth City State University.

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Chapel Hill's Plan is a complete waste of resources

UNC's satellite campus plan for Asheville may have a "far lower cost," but it will be a waste of taxpayer dollars since there will not be enough clinical and training resources for both UNC and Wingate's school in Asheville. The scarcity of resources and competing with Wingate defies the very logic of having a satellite campus there. UNC freely admits this. But it get what it wants anyway.

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