Higher education

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    Martin Center President Urges Restoration of Liberal Arts

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center focuses on necessary changes within American higher education. Universities are in dire need of reform. They are too expensive; the classwork is too easy; the curriculum too unfocused. Too many students drop out or don’t care. Indeed, many of today’s universities have strayed…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Ponders Academic Safe Spaces

    The Martin Center features Duke professor Michael Munger’s recent argument in favor of safe spaces on college campuses. I want to come out in favor of safe spaces. Not everywhere, or for all purposes, but in general I think there should be a strong presumption in favor of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021
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    NC Universities Employ Dozens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Staff

    “Diversity University: DEI Bloat in the Academy” is a new report by Heritage Foundation research fellow Jay Greene and University of Arkansas doctoral student James Paul that examines the number of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) staff employed by 65 Power Five universities. While North…
    Terry Stoops, July 27, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Davidson Alumni Fight

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center writes about a controversy that’s motivated Davidson College alumni. At Davidson College, the frog finally realized that it’s being slowly cooked alive. As the theory goes, if you put a frog into boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if you put…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on personal choices surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine shot. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights the dwindling number of college students majoring in the humanities.
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2021
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    On Prof. Mike Adams’ suicide, one year later

    Last year on this day I learned my friend killed himself. I wrote about the anniversary of Mike Adams' suicide for Carolina Journal today.
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Big NCAA Changes

    William Anderson writes for the Martin Center about major changes for college sports’ governing agency. Fifty years ago, I entered the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a freshman scholarship runner on its high-profile track team. The NCAA held athletes to a strict amateur code in which compensation to athletes was…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2021
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    Nikole Hannah-Jones’ ‘Bizarre Martyrdom’ Explored

    Frederick Hess and Tracey Schirra explore at National Review Online the recent controversy surrounding journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. One of the summer’s less predictable media firestorms has been the angst-ridden watch party concerning whether celebrity journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones would receive tenure along with a prestigious chair in the University…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021