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If you think the relationship between state lawmakers and leaders of the university system is a little too cozy, check out what is happening in Virginia.

A powerful Republican member of the House of Delegates who was instrumental in the funding of the Center for Teacher Quality and Education Leadership at Old Dominion University was picked to run the Center.  How convenient.

News accounts of emails between the lawmaker and the university officials during the legislative session make it pretty clear a deal was in the works. The lawmaker initially denied any conflict of interest, then resigned when presented with emails that provided undeniable evidence to the contrary.

Surely that could never happen here in North Carolina, insider deals for jobs or giant raises for state officials or their wives at a state university.

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