Higher education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the John Locke Foundation is offering freedom-forward ideas to help government address the resulting problems. Amy Cooke discusses those ideas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes challenges and opportunities linked to the North Carolina’s transition to online learning…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    Martin Center column explores how pandemic will change higher education

    Robert Wright devotes a Martin Center column to higher education in a post-COVID-19 world. The coronavirus, combined with the public and private reactions to it, has affected every aspect of Americans’ lives, including the ways they learn. From pre-K to graduate seminars, many classes are moving online for the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    Martin Center highlights conversation with UNC-CH chancellor

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center posts the transcript of a recent interview with the top officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. In your view, what is the primary purpose of higher education and how does UNC-Chapel Hill pursue that mission? Our…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights ‘a scholar’s lament’

    George Leef of the Martin Center focuses on one scholar’s assessment of the “breakdown” of American higher education. Professor John Ellis has served on college faculties since 1963 and is now an emeritus professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He has witnessed enormous changes in higher education over…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Martin Center column examines toxic Tulsa University

    Jacob Howland writes for the Martin Center about problems plaguing one Oklahoma school. Suffering from self-inflicted wounds, the University of Tulsa is sick and getting sicker. This is a case study in how “progressive” academic leadership can wreck a once-excellent university. Last April 11, the university’s administration rolled out…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights N.C. colleges’ response to coronavirus

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to N.C. colleges’ reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors met in special session by conference call. After UNC system president William Roper gave his report, board member Marty Kotis asked…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC System board member who recommends an increased focus on online learning. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how loosening government regulations can help North Carolina address the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights controversy involving NYU and Weinstein trial

    Anthony DiMauro writes for the Martin Center about the Harvey Weinstein trial’s impact on one university. Elizabeth Loftus is perhaps one of the world’s most renowned cognitive psychologists. She is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California-Irvine where she lectures about the cognitive sciences and in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020