Higher education

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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights truth-telling professor

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about a professor punished for telling the truth. That famous line from the movie A Few Good Men—“You can’t handle the truth!”—applies more and more to the world of higher education. If you doubt that, consider the case of professor Samuel Abrams…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018
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    Martin Center column decries UNC activists’ ‘blackmail’

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center argues in a new column that activists at UNC-Chapel Hill are adding blackmail to their existing crime of mob rule. The proper term for the actions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student assistants and instructors threatening to withhold…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018
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    CJ reports: Silent Sam ‘strike’ by instructors crosses a line, BOG’s Kotis says

    The latest from UNC Chapel Hill in response to Silent Sam: At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say. A proposal by the university’s…
    Anna Manning, December 11, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one UNC Board of Governors member’s concerns about a “strike” tied to Silent Sam. The Daily Journal highlights divisions within the N.C. Republican Party over the state’s targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
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    Martin Center column highlights prospects for athletics reform

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the possibility of significant athletics reform in N.C. higher education. Many colleges are setting up their student-athletes for failure. Whether one looks to the long-term neurological health risks that young athletes are subject to, or the myriad cases…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations from the N.C. House’s school safety committee. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of taking time to broaden your mind.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
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    A glimpse into education school curriculum

    Notice that the paper must be on a “social justice issue related to education” and that she has already determined that the conservative “Congress man” is “basically someone who is working against public education.”…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on professors and diversity

    John Rosenberg writes for the Martin Center about college professors’ role in promoting diversity. Ever since Justice Powell’s lone opinion in Bakke allowed the camel’s nose of “diversity” under the anti-discrimination tent, controversy has raged over preferential treatment awarded to college applicants of certain races. Just as hurricanes often…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018