Higher education (page 169)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that a key N.C. legislative committee has declined to push a bill for regulating Airbnb and other companies in the “sharing economy.” John Hood’s Daily Journal examines a lawsuit challenging racial preferences in admissions to UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2015
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    ‘Free’ community college will have — wait for it — unintended consequences

    Alex Adrianson explores in a Heritage Foundation “Insider Online” entry the likely negative consequences associated with President Obama’s plan to offer “free” community college tuition. On Thursday, President Obama proposed making two years of community college free for all students maintaining a C average.
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2015
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    New at CJO: N.C. congresswoman pans Obama community college plan

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, has concerns about President Obama’s proposal to have taxpayers pick up the tab for “free” community college tuition.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2015
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    #FreeCommunityCollege

    The Obama administration is proposing “free” community college for a students’ first two years. Of course, like all of his best ideas, this one will require a great amount of cooperation from the states, which will be expected to fund 25 percent of the subsidy. North Carolina,…
    Harry Painter, January 9, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with University of Dayton historian Larry Schweikart about his movie “Rockin’ the Wall,” which highlights rock music’s role in ending the Cold War. Sarah Curry and Jenna Robinson’s Daily Journal explains why it makes sense for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jenna Ashley Robinson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC system’s response to Recession-era budget cuts. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on key issues for the 2015 session of the N.C. General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2015
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about concerns surrounding the Chinese government-sponsored Confucius Institutes at colleges in North Carolina and across the country. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explores the controversy surrounding a revised Advanced Placement U.S. history course.
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As state lawmakers and the McCrory administration continue to debate the future of North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Katherine Restrepo offers suggestions about potential positive reforms. That’s a highlight of the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Christie Herrera of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability discusses a new…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2014