Category Archives: Higher education

It takes a high level of education to train yourself to miss the screamingly obvious

You might be a ‘progressive’ if … you think the only thing worse than a poor neighborhood losing a grocery store would be a poor neighborhood gaining a Wal-Mart, a Family Dollar, or a select few other stores that excel at providing goods to the poor (they’re on the list alongside Enemy Restaurants). — YoursContinue Reading

NR columnist shines spotlight on Duke University porn star

The final page of the latest issue of National Review features Kyle Smith‘s “Happy Warrior” column on the hubbub surrounding Duke University student Miriam Weeks, the self-confessed porn actress who decided to shed her clothing on camera in exchange for money to help pay her tuition bill. The good news is that there remains aContinue Reading

Shlaes laments government policies that foster dependence among young adults

Amity Shlaes shares with Forbes readers her concerns about government policies that undermine young adults’ ability to assert their independence. Our policies lure and sometimes even push the young right back into someone’s care–the government’s or their parents’. One such policy is college finance. The Department of Education’s financial aid form, the Free Application forContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

A UNC professor’s analysis suggests North Carolina’s recent election law changes are not likely to have much impact on voter turnout. Rick Henderson discusses the results of that analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a Charlotte-Mecklenburg program called Project L.I.F.T., and you’ll hear legislative debate about state government fundingContinue Reading

Leef pans proposal to unionize college football players

George Leef’s latest column for Forbes pours cold water on the concept of unionizing college football players at Northwestern University. The United Steelworkers union, hoping for a transfusion of dues money, helped the activist players, led by quarterback Kain Colter, push their petition for a union certification election. Conceivably, the union could wind up negotiatingContinue Reading

Barron’s editorial page editor addresses the college debt bubble

Thomas Donlan devotes his latest Barron’s editorial commentary to the growing problem of college debt. College graduates are more likely to be working, to express job satisfaction, to have health insurance, and to move up from their parents’ level of income. In a sidebar, however, the College Board cautions, “All of the differences in earningsContinue Reading

Leef asks Forbes readers to consider equity as a better option than debt for higher ed

George Leef’s latest Forbes column ponders an alternative to the current funding scheme that leaves too many college students with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Sometimes it makes sense to borrow to finance an investment; sometimes equity is a better choice. When it comes to college education, however, borrowing (especially through the government)Continue Reading

UNCW: Hey, we’re not through wasting time & your money trying to deny Mike Adams’ free speech rights

I.e., what should be by now a thoroughly embarrassed and apologetic public university is declaring they will seek to appeal yesterday’s defeat in a U.S. District Court in Greenville. A jury held that UNC-Wilmington did in fact discriminate against Prof. Mike Adams over his conservative speech activity: Locker Room readers have been following Adams’ caseContinue Reading