Category Archives: Higher education

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

As state lawmakers and the McCrory administration continue to debate the future of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Katherine Restrepo offers suggestions about potential positive reforms. That’s a highlight of the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Christie Herrera of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability discusses a new poll that suggests N.C. officials could payContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy about potential reforms within the UNC system. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal laments news media’s decisions to ignore important news.

Daily Caller uncovers cases similar to the UVa ‘rape’ story

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller examines the recent history of rape hoaxes on college campuses. In a now-infamous Nov. 19 story in Rolling Stone, disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely asserted that at least five members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity gang-raped a freshman named Jackie at a frat house party, then left herContinue Reading

That age-old campus rape statistic crumbles some more

A study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics found that women in college are less likely than non-college women to be victims of rape and other sexual assault. That doesn’t jibe well with the ubiquitous statistic pushed by feminists and accepted by the masses that one in five (or one in four) college women areContinue Reading

Goldberg examines the politics of the UVa rape story

Jonah Goldberg explores in a column posted at National Review Online one disturbing facet of the news that Rolling Stone‘s University of Virginia gang-rape story is falling apart. [E]veryone deserves the presumption of innocence. Apparently, Zerlina Maxwell disagrees. She writes in the Washington Post: “We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuserContinue Reading

Hands up! Don’t shoot (my center)!

Twenty-five students attended today’s meeting of the UNC BOG working group on centers and institutes to protest the review of 34 centers across the UNC system. One group, stationed inside the board room, wore black tape across their mouths to signify that students don’t have a voice. Others stood in front of the general administrationContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. community colleges considering offering bachelor’s degrees in nursing. John Hood’s Daily Journal details problems linked to an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage.

Putting student loan debt numbers in perspective

Joseph Lawler of the Washington Examiner looks beyond the scary headlines decrying $1.1 trillion in student loan debt in the United States. Like any other sum so big, however, $1.1 trillion is difficult to put into perspective. It has led to alarmist headlines warning that student debt is a bubble that will start a newContinue Reading