Higher education

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    Martin Center column examines COVID-19 on campus

    Megan Zogby writes for the Martin Center about college campuses’ response to the coronavirus pandemic nationwide. Colleges have been trying to stop COVID-19 from spreading on campus, and after a year of experimentation, failure, and success, officials may have found their way. Campuses are combining widespread testing, a reduction…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2021
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    Martin Center column highlights history of feminist college funders

    Martin Wooster writes for the Martin Center about a historical case involving college donor intent. Suppose you’re a donor interested in steering a college in a more sensible direction with your grants. Many questions will arise with the restrictions you put on your aid. Can you give money to…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2021
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    Martin Center column urges colleges not to be ‘anti-racist’

    Mark Mercer writes for the Martin Center about a disturbing trend within higher education linked to claims about racism. During the last year, many universities throughout North America have declared “anti-racism” to be their official policy. … … I stand against a strong tide, then, when I say that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2021
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    Universities feature ‘rampant hostility’ to free thought

    Frederick Hess and RJ Martin document for National Review Online a major problem on today’s college campuses. It’s no secret that free inquiry is under assault in America’s colleges and universities, as campus leaders and professional associations revel in issuing all manner of right-think declarations. Through it all,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2021
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    Martin Center column highlights infrequent BOG ‘no’ votes

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses on the frequent absence of “no” votes among the UNC System’s Board of Governors. That board sets statewide policies for the North Carolina’s public universities. The members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors are charged with a solemn duty:…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2021
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    Martin Center’s Leef laments College Board’s approach to history

    George Leef of the Martin Center examines the College Board’s flawed approach to history. The College Board is a not-for-profit company that has a great deal of influence over American education. Its Scholastic Aptitude Test (the SAT) is the most widely used test for assessing the college readiness of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on the General Assembly’s pursuit of a “more active, nimble” internal government watchdog. UNC System President Peter Hans’ CJ Opinion promises that fiscal discipline and accountability will control university costs.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2021
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    Martin Center column explores the controversy over ‘Dr.’ Biden

    Terry Stoops writes for the Martin Center about the hubbub surrounding First Lady Jill Biden’s academic credentials. “I’m hoping Dr. Jill becomes the surgeon general, his wife. Joe Biden’s wife. She would never do it, but, yeah, she’s a hell of a doctor. She’s an amazing doctor,” proclaimed actress…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2021