A retreat for top administrators at UNC-Chapel Hill featured leaders from the two big rival research universities down the road.
Duke University President Richard Brodhead and N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson were speakers on the agenda of a retreat Wednesday at the Carolina Inn hosted by UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp. The daylong event was attended by deans and administrators in Thorp's cabinet.
Brodhead, a former English professor, spoke on the future of humanities while Woodson, a plant scientist, spoke about NCSU's plans and collaborations at the university, according to the agenda.
Thorp's topic was "The Case for Public Higher Education."
Also on the agenda was Charlie Clotfelter, a professor of public policy and of economics and law at Duke. He's the author of "Big-Time Sports in American Universities."