Higher education (page 170)

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    NASA mission continues with private funding

    For the first time ever, a NASA science satellite will continue operating with private funding after federal government funding was cut off. The spacecraft is the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, which was launched in 2003 to survey the sky with its 19.7-inch telescope and ultraviolet sensor suite. To date its…
    Michael Lowrey, May 17, 2012
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    The role of government loans in distorting the higher education market

    As more and more people are beginning to recognize the evidence of a higher education bubble in the United States, Thomas G. Donlan‘s latest Barron’s column suggests a cause: government intervention. “Inserting federal-government credit into higher education has been one of the more popular…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2012
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    You might be a UNC progressive if …

    … you’re tore out of the frame starting email and social-media campaigns and drawing up petitions over UNC sports being broadcast on the same radio stations that carry Rush Limbaugh but aren’t upset at all over rampant academic fraud, unauthorized grade changes, absentee instructors, 54 suspect…
    Jon Sanders, May 10, 2012
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    Forbes: Wisdom for 2012 grads

    Forbes writers and staff offer 30 pieces of good advice for new college graduates.  I edited them, so you may want to check out the entire piece on the Forbes website. 1. Remember your sporting endeavors in college, be it intramural or Division one? Keep playing. 2. Volunteer as a…
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the percentage of recent high school graduates enrolling in at least one remedial community college class has increased for the third straight year. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes political pandering on education.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2012
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    Another interesting take on the Warren controversy

    Daniel J. Flynn offers Human Events readers this morning a different take on the flap surrounding Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage. Flynn is concerned less about the degree to which Warren used that heritage to get a Harvard professorship than he is about what Harvard’s hiring…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2012
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    Another sign that people are starting to recognize the higher education bubble?

    The notion that the United States faces a higher education bubble and that college has been oversold is not news to regular readers in this forum. A new article on vocational education from TIME‘s Joe Klein, headlined “Learning That Works,” suggests he might be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Republican primary in N.C. Senate District 27. John Hood’s Daily Journal punctures North Carolina education myths, including claims about the UNC system.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2012