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Calling All Camels

Posted October 4, 2007

If you attended Campbell University we want to hear from you today.

Campbell is big news today with the announcement that the Buies Creek College is moving its law school from Harnett County to Raleigh.

Campbell has flourished academically in many areas over the years. Its pharmacy program established a couple of decades ago is ranked as one of the finest in the country. How do they do it so well in Buies Creek?

Questions today: What is your opinion of the law school move to Raleigh?  What are your most vivid memories of campus life at Campbell?  What would you like to see for the future of Campbell University?

And if that's not enough conversation fodder, what do you think about the return of Campbell Camel football in 2008?

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  • Air Biscuit Oct 8, 2007

    CU chemist--

    You don't know how well I know Dr. Wallace, so it's really not your place to tell me to "get to know him". For what it's worth, I have worked up close and personal with him, I have experienced his lack of backbone when he needed to take a student's side in a major issue with a professor, I and several other employees were used by him when he tried to get one of the top officials fired in the 80's (the plan backfired, and we took the hit while he disavowed having anything to do with us).

    Needless to say, I do not trust him. I'm sorry if that bothers you, but don't pass public judgement on me because of my experience.

  • CU Chemist Oct 6, 2007

    The fact is that Buies Creek is fine for all the schools. But logistically, it makes more sense to have the law school in Raleigh. Non of the other schools have such a great majority of its students headed to one location. Since at least 1/3 of the students spend most of their time in Raleigh, why not move the school? It allows the Law School, which is pretty well seperate from the rest of the school expand while providing room for the other programs on campus to expand. Look at Elon starting it's law school in Greensboro. It's just part of a bigger strategic growth plan for the university. Before you go defaming someone by calling them "too slick", get to know them and those around them. You'd see that this is a well thought out well planned idea. Not a back room deal.

  • notasermon Oct 6, 2007

    I have discussed this issue with numerous alums and long-time faculty members at the law school. Most of the law faculty live in and around Buies Creek and, to a person, they all favor the move. If you're a Campbell Law alum and have a favorite faculty member call them and get their opinion (and the facts).

  • Air Biscuit Oct 5, 2007

    Campbell, class of 1986

    I'm not happy. I don't understand why Buies Creek is good enough for the School of Education, School of Pharmacy, School of Business, but not the School of Law.

    It smells more like an under the table money deal to me.

    Campbell is a great school---it's kind of fishy that Dr. Wallace makes his move now that Dr. Wiggins has passed away.

    Dr. Wiggins would have moved to Raleigh earlier if he thought it was the right thing to do...he really cared for Campbell. Wallace is too slick for me. Sorry, I don't trust him.

  • CU Chemist Oct 5, 2007

    I would love for anyone who is against the move to state one logical reason why. I just don't see it.

  • ThinkDeep Oct 5, 2007

    A sad day for the law school.

    The alumni were not consulted prior to the decision but immediately received a notice upon the decision to request support for the move.

    There was no 'collective' wisdom. The only imput was from those who advocated the move. Mature alumni (those out of school over 5 years) were overwhelmingly against it in my conversations when it was just a rumor.

  • horton81 Oct 4, 2007

    I am a 1984 graduate of Campbell University. I am sad that the Law School is leaving Buies Creek, but support whatever is best for the University. I am sure it will be a success, as it is already one of the best Law Schools in the South. I am excited about football coming back to Campbell in 2008. GO CAMELS!!

  • CUladyinNoVa Oct 4, 2007

    I'm a 2007 graduate of Campbell, and I absolutely loved my time there. The law school's move to Raleigh might be a blow to Buies Creek and the surrounding community, but it may well be the best for the university. Time will tell. Campbell is making huge leaps forward. Things have changed so much since I was a freshman there just a few years back. We'll just have to wait and see how things play out.

  • DEPUTY Oct 4, 2007

    I GRADUATED FROM CAMPBELL IN 1974. I THINK IT IS A BAD MOVE. I AM GLAD TO HAVE FOOTBALL BACK. I HOPE THEY DO NOT ASK US GRADS FOR $$$ TO RENOVATE THE BUILDING IN RALEIGH.

  • timothypenny Oct 4, 2007

    My wife and I graduated from Campbell in the early 70's and a daughter recently. Campbell is a school of high standards and integrity. It's foundation rests on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. It's leaders are among the best in the world and many are men and women of faith in Jesus Christ. God has blessed Campbell College/University and our family is among those who have been blessed. Hate to see the law school move but the decision is made from collective wisdom and I support the decision. Sail on CU.

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