Category Archives: Higher education

Mike Adams defies UNCW, feds over a very serious issue

The leading figure in the UNC system in the fight for free speech and academic freedom has taken on another important fight. UNCW criminal justice professor Mike Adams writes today about the very troubling new reporting practices forced on universities by the Obama administration, concerning allegations of sexual assault. As Adams explains, the practices areContinue Reading

Gay, Christian, libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel will set your mental gears turning

The latest Fortune magazine cover story focuses on the interesting ideas of billionaire Peter Thiel. The following excerpt offers just a few examples of why the cover headline proclaims “Peter Thiel Disagrees With You.” Thiel’s support for anti-aging research is perhaps the most extreme manifestation of his being a “definite optimist”—a person who, as ThielContinue Reading

Rodney Dangerfield and the value of college

Andrew Heaton‘s latest EconPop video uses the 1986 movie “Back to School” to explore a serious subject: the value of a college education.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online about some N.C. community colleges’ decision to opt out of a federal student loan program. John Hood’s Daily Journal shows how economic freedom helps workers.

Learning to love rigor

Perhaps the most memorable comment from a 2006 academic discussion at Duke University sponsored by the John Locke Foundation came — no surprise here — from Mike Munger, who explained why liberal students often get a raw deal from their professors. The solution is not to hire more people on the Right. The solution isContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Now that state lawmakers have finished their work for the year, Becki Gray assesses some of the 2014 legislative session’s most important accomplishments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a recent court ruling challenging North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Program. Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in EducationContinue Reading

Want to fight back against the anti-American sentiment within America? Title VI offers one opportunity

Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation explains in a Daily Signal column why it might make sense to target a particular piece of the federal Higher Education Act for defunding. Obama, alas, is not alone in spurning American influence and power, or traditional support for world actors like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who identifyContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online highlights a new John Locke Foundation report on the chemicals used in fracking. John Hood’s Daily Journal details positive reforms within the University of North Carolina system.