Higher education

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    Martin Center column explores religion on campus

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about the role of religion on college campuses. Across higher education, campuses have changed how they deal with religion. It used to be seen as something at odds with academic freedom and science. Now, however, some campus administrators and advocates want students…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    Martin Center column questions college football’s expense

    Laurence Peterson asks Martin Center readers to consider whether football is a luxury for many college campuses. The importance of college football to university education is vastly overrated. Rather than an integral part of the college experience, football means more student debt, another burden for taxpayers, and a compromised…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham could help determine which party controls that chamber for the next two years. Rick Henderson highlights key developments in the hotly contested race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020
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    Martin Center column emphasizes governing boards’ roles in saving struggling colleges

    Michael Bills writes for the Martin Center about the role governing boards must play in addressing struggling colleges’ challenges. Before the COVID-19 pandemic walloped our colleges and universities, higher education had been facing threats to existing business models for years. A great deal has been written the past few…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2020
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    Countering Chinese communists’ offensive actions

    H.R. McMaster writes for National Review Online about a proper response to the Chinese Communist Party’s misdeeds. The CCP views freedom of expression as a weakness to be suppressed at home and exploited abroad. The free exchange of information and ideas, however, may be the greatest competitive advantage…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2020
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    Martin Center column shines light on recent Appalachian State controversy

    Professor George Ehrhardt writes for the Martin Center about a recent UNC System controversy involving one of his classes. It has been a very strange year. Three weeks ago I opened my email to find an unsolicited email from a lawyer, asking if I needed help. Odd, I thought,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2020
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    Besty DeVos’ Department of Education is investigating systemic racism at Princeton

    In an announcement sent on Wednesday to Princeton’s President, Christopher L. Eisgruber, DOE explained that the investigation had been triggered by an open letter that he sent to the university community on 9/2. From the DOE announcement: Since you became President in 2013, and in exchange…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2020
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    Martin Center column criticizes university censorship

    Zach Greenberg writes for the Martin Center about a disturbing aspect of university policies toward students’ online presence. In 1980, Apple founder Steve Jobs called the computer “a bicycle for our minds.” Today, the advent of smartphones gives individuals the power to share images instantaneously with the rest of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020