Jay Schalin


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  • Fired UNC Wrestling Coach Has His Say

    Standing up to the bullies of political correctness, no matter how righteous your cause, can be injurious to your career. One stark example is the treatment given C.D. Mock, the former head wrestling coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When his son was suspended from the…
    Jay Schalin, September 7, 2015
  • Misinformation.edu

    The information coming out of academia is often suspect. We get told such shaky assertions as: going to college increases lifetime earnings by a million dollars; for each dollar “invested” in public higher education, the state gets back umpteen dollars in return; and that it is easier and more fair…
    Jay Schalin, August 10, 2015
  • No Consensus on Peer Review

    Peer reviewed journals have long served as the standard for academic inquiry, but the process has its problems. Some academics point to an encroaching politicization that may be affecting the process; still others suggest that peer review contributes to groupthink or a tendency to avoid originality for safe results. Yet,…
    Jay Schalin, July 29, 2015
  • UNC Presidential Search Team Found Gene Nichol for William & Mary Top Job!

    The UNC Board of Governors, may want to reconsider using Isaacson, Miller as the search firm in the hunt for a new system president. It appears that the Governors are blowing a chance to bring a badly needed reform-minded president to the system. After 40-plus years of liberal Democrat governance,…
    Jay Schalin, July 17, 2015
  • An Independence Day Special: America’s Founding in the Ivory Tower

    Today on the Pope Center site we have an Independence Day special: a series of snapshots revealing how the nation’s founding is treated in academia. For the most part, not so well. Discussion of the founding on campus suffers more from neglect than from overt attacks. While there may…
    Jay Schalin, July 3, 2015
  • ECU’s Field of (Pipe) Dreams

    University public-private research parks have been proliferating rapidly in the last couple of decades. Eight UNC campuses already have one, and another was recently approved for East Carolina University. The theory goes that they will spur economic growth through greater collaboration and Knowledge transference between higher education and the private…
    Jay Schalin, June 29, 2015
  • Education’s Missing Piece: Guidance

    One of the most important elements of higher education happens—or doesn’t happen—before students ever enter college. That is guidance, or the lack of it. Sometimes guidance is non-existent, as counselors are few and far between at all but the top high schools. Sometimes the counselors who are available provide the…
    Jay Schalin, June 26, 2015
  • Right-sizing the UNC System

    College closures have been in the news in the past few months. They’re nothing new; roughly five or so have closed on average for many years. Usually, closures involve private non-profit schools, such as Sweet Briar College, or for-profit schools, such as the Corinthian College chain. But few public schools…
    Jay Schalin, June 22, 2015