Higher education

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    Martin Center columnist supports undocumented students

    Fabio Rojas writes for the Martin Center in support of admitting illegal immigrants to American college campuses. [C]onservative social though often relies on the idea of personal responsibility, as Dennis Prager argued. People should be judged on their behavior, not the behavior of others. To exclude students from colleges…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the controversy surrounding anti-Semitic comments at a recent UNC-Chapel Hill conference. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal laments the apparent lack of concern about the federal government’s $22 trillion debt.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on startup jobs in college

    Zack Slayback writes for the Martin Center about an important career skill for college students. Most people go to college to get a job. Recreation is an added benefit on top of getting a job. Education comes second to recreation in terms of hours spent studying. That is the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Looking for a better bargain in higher education

    James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley urge National Review Online readers to choose a “cheap” college or none at all. As the Chronicle [of Higher Education] notes, “to the company, a college degree matters mostly because it suggests that a candidate has acquired the right mix of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Reclaiming a robust speech heritage at NC State

    The James G. Martin Center has published a look at "How NC State Became Free-Speech Friendly." Longtime friends of the John Locke Foundation know how dear this cause is to me.
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2019
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    Martin Center president ponders NCSU’s approach to free speech

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on improvement in N.C. State University’s approach to free speech on campus. Free speech on North Carolina’s campuses has come a long way in the last decade. North Carolina State University is the most recent school to earn a “green light” from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights a university consolidation that boosts student outcomes

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center probes higher education developments in a neighboring state. As the cost of college creeps up and more small colleges close, consolidation has become a lifeline of last resort. To survive, dozens of small institutions have either merged or have been absorbed into larger…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019
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    Amherst’s evidence of college kookiness

    Madeleine Kearns writes for National Review Online about one leading college‘s latest disturbing document. Last month a document produced by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Resource Center Team at Amherst College in Massachusetts, titled “Common Language Guide,” surfaced. The document was described by its authors as a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019