Higher education

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    Martin Center column probes today’s campus activist

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center examines the psychology of today’s typical campus activist. A certain anger at society seems to pervade the academy today. Hardly a week goes by without hearing about outraged students either demanding recompense for some perceived injustice or attempting to shut down an invited…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2019
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column calls for restoration of campus intellectual tradition

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about intellectual pursuits in American higher education. Americans used to relish good debates. The debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and his challenger Abraham Lincoln in 1858 were transcribed and widely read. Even though Lincoln lost the election, the quality of his arguments…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    Johns Hopkins sides with protesters over professor

    Mike LaChance writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a Johns Hopkins University professor caught up in university administrators’ coddling of campus protesters. Johns Hopkins University has fired Daniel Povey, an associate professor of speech and language processing, who used bolt cutters to gain entry to an administration…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one state high school’s response to the N.C. state budget gridlock. John Trump’s Daily Journal probes potential problems with North Carolina’s system of alcohol regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on diversity of Southern college campuses

    Samuel Abrams writes for the Martin Center about diversity on college campuses in the South. As our nation’s colleges and universities prepare to re-open and welcome their new students to campus in a few short weeks, it is important to remember that the first “educational” experience many of these…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Good back-to-school book options

    Joshua Lawson writes for the Federalist about reading options that can help returning students counteract political bias on high school and college campuses. Although it often begins as early as preschool, leftist indoctrination finally becomes very apparent by high school and happens right under our noses. For those…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
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    Martin Center column explores early college

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center examines the track record for early college in North Carolina. “Early college” is an increasingly popular program that allows students to earn college credit in high school. Among the advantages it offers to high school students is the ability to earn transferable college…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on conservatives, progressives, and academic tenure

    Gregory Borse writes for the Martin Center about ideological adversaries working together to protect academic tenure. In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure. Author David Clemens, relying on his own faculty experience, explained the dangers to the American Academy—and American…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019