Monday, May 14, 2007

From JInC News: UNC beats Duke

Yesterday was graduation day at both The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

I'm on the "send" lists of the development offices at both universities.

Today JinC News can report that in a head-to-head development office contest, UNC has scored a "win" over Duke.

While there's been nothing so far from Duke's development office to its Class of '07 members, this morning UNC Class of '07 members received the following email:

As the Class of 2007 joins the ranks of Carolina alumni, we invite you to think back to what made Carolina such a special place for you. Ball games enjoyed, friendships forged, wisdom gleaned — and opportunities made possible by private support.

Click here to see a Flash video celebrating why we love Carolina. And please help us keep providing opportunities to students by giving to the Carolina Annual Fund. Make a gift online at — because you love Carolina.

Trouble viewing the video? You may need to download the free Flash player, available at
"Hark, the sound of Tarheel crdit cards."

Congratulations, Carolina.

But don't rest on your laurals because JinC News has just learned that Duke's development office is alreary at work preparing for the '08 rematch.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, good luck to 'em.

I get the same SPAM from them, despite having opted out via email, phone, and registered letter.

Why did I opt out?

It's a long story, but basically the UNC-CH hospital sicced the Attorney General's office on me for a 60 days past due partial bill that was bouncing around between two insurance companies.

I paid, but I've never been able to get anyone in the UNC Admin to give a flying hoot.

I figure that $60 bill has cost UNC a couple of grand.