Jay Schalin

Posts by Jay Schalin (page 5)

  • Dookie Bling-Bling No-No Needs Closer Lookie-Lookie, But Wink-Wink, Nudge-Nudge More Likely

    The most heralded rivalry in college sports is now officially a race to the bottom. After two years of steady revelations of corruption involving athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill, arch-rival Duke has joined the competition. Last week, Rafiello and Co., a jewelry company favored by music stars and professional athletes,…
    Jay Schalin, September 11, 2012
  • The Final Hurdle

    Who says college doesn’t prepare you for the real world? Sometimes they do, right down to the final moment when the tassel is turned from right to left. I’m talking about commencement speeches, which prepare students for the many dull speeches pushing shaky political ideas they will be subjected to…
    Jay Schalin, May 18, 2012
  • No Standards? No Problem!

    In today’s Clarion Call, Jane Shaw boldly jumps with both feet into the politically incorrect minefield of whether African-American studies are a valid discipline at universities. Her article was sparked by a story in the News & Observer about some jaw-dropping abuses recently uncovered by an investigation of UNC-Chapel…
    Jay Schalin, May 16, 2012
  • The People’s Paradise

    This tale makes “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” look like party-time.  …
    Jay Schalin, April 30, 2012
  • A Tough Crowd to Please

    In January, Jane Shaw and I spoke before UNC’s faculty senate, and said some unpopular things. Jane gave them a list of common-sense suggestions that academia can do to stave off the nightmare should the higher ed bubble burst and to maintain its place of eminence in our society.
    Jay Schalin, April 30, 2012
  • A Case of Accidental Honesty

    One of the UNC system’s most frequent arguments why they need more money is that it is needed to stem the exodus of talented professors to competitors offering big bucks. Yet, at  the April UNC Board of Governors meeting, it was revealed that the voluntary turnover rate for arts and…
    Jay Schalin, April 16, 2012
  • Guess They’ll Have to Meet in Secret, Again

    There’s quite the controversy heating up over at Chapel Hill. It seems the university administration and some students aren’t happy about the right of free assembly–specifically the right of a Christian singing group to restrict membership to those who adhere to Christian beliefs. And a 2010 Supreme Court decision has…
    Jay Schalin, February 6, 2012
  • Hiding a Hate Hoax at NC State

    A campus lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender center is defaced with hateful messages, with no witnesses—right around the time the state legislature introduces a bill banning gay marriage. Headlines scream, university administrators wax indignant, and rallies are held to decry the anti-gay bigotry that surely was behind the incident. Despite…
    Jay Schalin, December 16, 2011