Higher education (page 171)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jese Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online that some members of UNC’s Board of Governors question two neighboring universities’ plans to create new degree programs in filmmaking and media production. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal explores the important contributions of a North Carolina founder, Samuel Johnston.
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2014
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    An ‘alternate’ look at the UNC scandal

    If the UNC mess were inverted and reported under the headline “Shocking claim: Some top college students read like adults, play like kids“: Yoop compiled data on the skill levels of thousands of UNC-Chapel Hill students admitted for nonathletic reasons from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60…
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with N.C. State University professor Lee Craig about his recent biography of 20th-century political power player Josephus Daniels. John Hood’s Daily Journal details disturbing trends in student loan debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2014
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    Student loan debt as major threat to U.S. economy

    Those of you who follow with interest the discussion of a higher education bubble might appreciate a Bloomberg Businessweek article that probes the potential negative economic impact of rising student loan debt. Student loans today are one of the only deteriorating pockets of consumer…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2014
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    Bloomberg Businessweek fully engages the UNC scandal

    Paul M. Barrett’s article today, “Four Blunt Points About UNC, College Sports, and Academic Corruption,” opens this way: The powers that be in North Carolina seem unable to accept that the scandal roiling Chapel Hill has become ground zero in a national…
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2014
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    Leef highlights a university that bucks popular trends

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes profiles one university that seems to buck trends that have contributed to the overselling of American higher education. [J]ust because much of our higher education system is now a poor value for students who really want to study,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education about a recent change in North Carolina law that offers college students more protections in court-like proceedings on campus. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts myths…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2014
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    The bursting of the college bubble

    If you enjoyed reading the recent transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio interview with Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, discussing the government’s role in promoting a higher education “arms race,” you might appreciate a Wall Street Journal column Vedder has co-written this week with OU student…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2014