Category Archives: Higher education

E.g., what Edwards and Nichol would’ve never published

I’ve been reading a very important study entitled “Bootstraps Tangled in Red Tape: How State Occupational Licensing Hinders Low-Income Entrepreneurship.” I noticed that the author, Stephen Slivinski, is a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. A university center — like the 200-plus we have inContinue Reading

4 Republican legislators are pushing their version of “free” community college in NC

If you thought President Obama’s stumping for “free” community college was nothing but hot air, you were likely wrong. It may have been mostly hot air, but the power of the bully pulpit is not to be underestimated. Here in North Carolina, home of a “trifecta” Republican government, legislators appear to have fallen for the president’sContinue Reading

Leef shares with Forbes readers his diagnosis of ‘credentialitis’

George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines the impact of the federal government’s years of meddling in higher education. The 2016 campaign has begun and higher education will probably play a bigger role than in any previous presidential campaign – and not because GOP contender Scott Walker is the first candidate in many years who didn’tContinue Reading

It’s probably a good idea to relax North Carolina’s restrictive nursing policies

A new Duke University study finds that easing up regulations on nursing practitioners, already, can put hundreds of millions of dollars to other uses – possibly leading to thousands of new jobs. Estimates from the study, funded by the N.C. Nurses Association and done by Christopher J. Conover, a research scholar at Duke University’s Center forContinue Reading

UNC’s The Hunting Ground rape activists continue the big data lie

Leftwing talk show host Bill Maher invited UNC anti-rape activists Andrea Pino and Annie Clark to his program last Friday. The two were central in getting UNC to reconsider its Title IX complaint response policies, though UNC didn’t resist very hard. They also started a group called End Rape on Campus, and are featured heavilyContinue Reading

Tailoring an MBA program to online students

People don’t have to take two years out of their lives these days to move to a college campus and study to get a master’s degree in business administration. Business schools have developed online M.B.A. programs, and lecturer Mark McNeilly discussed UNC-Chapel Hill’s version, MBA@UNC, during a presentation for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.Continue Reading

Hayward ponders the impact of a college closing

Fresh off his latest National Review cover story depicting key problems plaguing the world of higher education, Steven Hayward writes for the Powerline blog about an interesting development from Virginia. Along with the OU expulsions, the big story in higher education over the last week or so is the surprise announcement that Sweet Briar CollegeContinue Reading

Not hypothetical after all

J. Peder Zane’s column this morning on the politics of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity — its ending as well as its beginning — included the following: The poverty center has always been a political animal, with tiger claws and donkey brains. It was created in 2005 to bolster the candidacy of formerContinue Reading