Higher education (page 171)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that smaller companies are bracing for Obamacare price shocks. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on links between the UNC-Chapel Hill athletic scandal and K-12 academic failures.
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online that low-productivity degree programs at UNC schools are hard to end. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why state policymakers should focus on long-term growth.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2014
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    An affirmative action suit against UNC and Harvard is underway

    UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard are being sued for quotas discriminating against Asian-Americans: The plaintiff in both lawsuits—Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA)— is a newly-formed, nonprofit, membership organization whose members include highly qualified students recently denied admission to both schools, highly qualified students who plan to apply…
    Harry Painter, November 17, 2014
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    Sexual assault surveys show government intervenes even when it doesn’t

    People who favor free markets and are skeptical of government intervention rightly cheer when a proposed bill fails or when the government chooses not to intervene at all. A report on Inside Higher Ed today shows, however, that even the mere proposal of legislation to intervene can have…
    Harry Painter, November 17, 2014
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    Sex, drugs, and personal responsibility

    In the Washington Post, Ruth Marcus tells a cautionary tale about a young woman encouraged to believe she had been raped, and a young man who discovered he may be a rapist two months after the fact. According to the male student’s account, “little more than ‘Hello’ was said…
    Harry Painter, November 13, 2014
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    College is where humor goes to die

    This morning, WTVD reported a story, picked up by national outlets, about an NC State biochemistry professor who made the regrettable mistake that off-color humor always is on college campuses. Charles Hardin couldn’t read a name on a test he was passing back, so he joked that “this is…
    Harry Painter, November 12, 2014
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    No, Do Koch Our Campuses

    Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post has published a wretched blog at “The Answer Sheet” attacking the left’s favorite punching bag, the Koch brothers. If there was any doubt that the nation’s major newspapers employ staffers just to hit “refresh” on all Koch-related websites to see if there’s something, anything, they can…
    Harry Painter, November 7, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    UNC-Chapel Hill continues to deal with repercussions of a high-profile scandal involving phony classes designed to help keep athletes eligible for competition. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses fallout from that scandal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2014