Wednesday, February 4, 2015

World's Smallest Crystal Ball Right Again

One or two of you might remember my appearance at Greensboro City Council a couple of years ago when I pulled a marble out of my pocket, called it the world's smallest crystal ball and in 3 minutes correctly predicted the outcome of every City Council vote that night. I wish my memory was as good as my ability to predict the future.

Another correct prediction came on November 30, 2014 when I wrote:

"NC A&T might not even have a nursing program in a couple of years as they've twice had to get special dispensation to continue probation in the last ten years. The last major collaborative graduate program, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) was supposed to be a 24 hour/ 7 day per week operation at this point with 160-180 full time students and spin off companies at the current campus and downtown. The coming Spring semester nanoscience program only has 10 students registered in it's first year labs."

While A&T's nursing program is still with us, Fox8 reports:

"N.C. A&T’s troubled nursing program is officially on notice with the state nursing board."

Actually they're doing better but they're not yet here to stay. And the 10 students registered for first year labs at JSNN? Hit the nail dead on the head.

And to think, our City Council is counting on the same people who are running these institutions to save downtown Greensboro with the building of Union Square Campus.