Higher education (page 173)

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    Hanson decries ‘corrosive’ racial politics

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online highlights multiple ways in which racial issues have created strife in recent years. One of the stranger demands of various campus affiliates of Black Lives Matter was the call for “safe spaces.” That…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the violent protest that plagued the University of North Carolina’s latest Board of Governors meeting. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the latest research into factors that drive job growth.
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2016
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    Harvard dean attacks all-male clubs

    Morgan Chalfant of the Washington Free Beacon highlights  crusade at one of the bastions of American higher education. Harvard University’s undergraduate dean is angering alumni by attempting to force the school’s all-male final clubs to accept women, a move that some say threatens freedom…
    Mitch Kokai, January 26, 2016
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    Duke students launch Open Campus Coalition

    The Duke Chronicle published this week an interesting open letter to university President Richard Brodhead. Dear President Brodhead, With this letter, we—a group of Duke University’s student leaders—come together in forming the Duke Open Campus Coalition. We seek to invigorate the Duke community’s commitment…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2016
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    NCSU and the feds’ efforts to further climate alarmism

    Elizabeth Harrington documents for the Washington Free Beacon more waste of federal tax dollars in the global warming debate. This example involves one of this state’s major public universities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 in an effort to change farmers who…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2016
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    Pope Center probes dearth of citizenship education in colleges and universities

    The latest commentary from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy features professor Wilfred McClay‘s observations about the lack of education in citizenship among American colleges and universities. [W]e need to pay more attention to the internationalization of the American academy, including the steadily…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2016
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    Ponnuru probes the current state of political correctness

    Ramesh Ponnuru‘s latest column at National Review Online explores the latest examples of political correctness run amok on college campuses. An allergy to proportion and judgment seems to be one of the distinguishing features of the ideas and practices that travel together under the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2016
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    Pope Center tackles college football’s brain injury problem

    George Leef highlights at National Review Online a new Pope Center article focusing on colleges’ tepid response to evidence of brain injuries associated with football. The possibility for long-run damage begins in high school and continues throughout college. What have colleges and the NCAA done in…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2016