Category Archives: Higher education

The decline of higher education

Victor Davis Hanson devotes his latest National Review Online column to longstanding problems plaguing higher education in the United States. What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes, and censorship have to do with higher learning? American universities want it both ways. They expect unquestioned subsidized support from the public, but also toContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Changes in social media have created challenges for N.C. lawmakers and courts as they try to balance free-speech rights with efforts to protect the public from sexual predators and other criminals. Jon Guze explores that balancing act in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains how occupational licensing restrictions create obstacles forContinue Reading

Pope Center piece probes price of Mizzou meltdown

The latest commentary from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy features Thomas Lambert’s reaction to recent shenanigans at the University of Missouri. Nearly three months have passed since student protests upended the institution where I teach law, the University of Missouri (Mizzou). There have been several changes on the Columbia campus. We now haveContinue Reading

A blueprint for a better university

Saint Louis University history professor Warren Treadgold provides Commentary magazine with basic ideas for an alternative to America’s crumbling pillars of higher education. Have American universities declined beyond hope of recovery? Of course not. Their decline has lasted only about 50 years, and in another 50 years they might well improve. Right now, however, theContinue Reading

The cost of civic illiteracy

Eric Bledsoe of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni ponders the price tag associated with civic illiteracy in the United States. He shares his findings with Washington Examiner readers. Recently, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) released a major report: “The Crisis in Civic Education.” ACTA’s curricular survey of over 1,100 collegesContinue Reading

Ironies of the Click case

Kevin Williamson of National Review Online compares the response to Missouri professor Melissa Click’s shenanigans and those of other criminals. Professor Melissa Click of the University of Missouri criminally assaulted an undergraduate student and, though local prosecutors were slow to move on the case — there was video of the incident, and the facts wereContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Department of Transportation continues to evaluate a proposed CSX hub, even after Gov. Pat McCrory said it does not appear “viable.” John Hood’s Daily Journal pokes holes in a popular argument for high levels of higher education funding in North Carolina.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the IRS charging a North Carolina couple with committing $12 million in tax refund fraud. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal focuses on the need for colleges and universities to focus on intellectual diversity.