Higher education (page 173)

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    McCrory’s higher education plan

    On Bill Bennett’s radio show this morning, Governor Pat McCrory presented a plan to change higher education funding so that it is more responsive to workforce needs.  (I think that is the general idea, but I may be wrong.  Higher education is not my area of expertise.) I have…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2013
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    Hedonism or Performance Anxiety?

    I literally jumped up and down with excitement when I read this article over at First Things (Okay, yes, I’m a nerd, but you should read it, too). Helen Rittlemeyer (a Yale alumna) trashes Nathan Harden’s book about Yale’s sexual culture (which is one reason I liked the article…
    Duke Cheston, January 29, 2013
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    Split N.C. Supreme Court reverses earlier ruling in N.C. State professors’ spat

    In a 4-2 split, the N.C. Supreme Court has reversed an Appeals Court decision and has ruled against an electrical and computer engineering professor at N.C. State University who sued his department head over an unfavorable annual review. At issue in the Supreme Court ruling was whether the department head…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state audit exposing illegal payments to an information technology and facilities director at N.C. Central University. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s contributions to the conservative movement and introduces the John Locke Foundation’s new book,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2013
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    The cost of education

    Did you see that the UNC system is asking for $266 million in increased funding from the state over the next five years?  And that doesn’t include the cost of enrollment growth, which could be about $25 million per year. It strikes me as a lot of money given…
    Julie Tisdale, January 18, 2013
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    N.C. Appeals Court upholds dismissal of UNC football player’s lawsuit against school

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling dismissing former UNC football player Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that a taxpayer-supported research campus in Kannapolis has had little apparent payoff to date. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal describes how a Bladen County childhood influenced award-winning fiction writer Guy Owen.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray about his book Coming Apart. John Hood’s Daily Journal profiles a higher-education entrepreneur from his family’s past.
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2013