Category Archives: Higher education

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jenna Robinson about priorities for the new president of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal examines recent religious trends within the Republican Party.

Stossel labels college a ‘scam’

John Stossel‘s latest column at Human Events explains why he’s unconvinced that college makes sense for most young people. College has become a scam. Some students benefit: those with full scholarships and/or rich parents so they don’t go deep into debt, those who love learning for its own sake and land jobs in academia andContinue Reading

HPU has one of the best college pools

…reminding us that most colleges and universities are resorts that offer occasional learning opportunities. Anyway, here is what College Rank has to say about HPU pools:

Federalist columnist raises concerns about higher ed data-collection plan

Joy Pullman explains in a column for The Federalist website why a higher education data-collection proposal that’s attracting support from right-of-center thinkers is off the mark. Some of my right-leaning heroes (insofar as politicians are worthy of being heroes) are ganging up with other politicos to support the dull-sounding but pernicious policy of a federalContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online on costs and controversy surrounding university commencement speakers. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how an increase in state budget reserves now can help prevent tax increases in the future.

The Mattress Girl saga explored

Ian Tuttle of National Review Online digs into the story of the “Mattress Girl.” To anyone who’s followed the case of Emma Sulkowicz, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” the fact that her symbolic protest doubled as a credit-earning work of performance art seems a fitting commentary on the whole situation. Sulkowicz, who graduated Sunday, spent herContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. House’s two-year budget plan would spend about $1 billion more than Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal. Dan Way’s Daily Journal highlights some disturbing elements of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent commencement address at N.C. Central University.

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with George Leef about alternatives to the four-year college plan, including a fellowship funded by a successful entrepreneur. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. case of intentionally harmful news writing designed to score political points.