Higher education (page 173)

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    Walter Williams offers a diagnosis for one of higher education’s ailments

    George Mason University economist Walter Williams notes in his latest column a number of problems on today’s college campuses, including a growing disrespect for the free flow of ideas. The average person would think that the major task of colleges is to educate and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2014
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    Something to keep in mind as you haul that mini-fridge to the dorm room

    Lindsey Burke reports for the Daily Signal on the latest data associated with student loan debt across the country. This year, outstanding student loan balances reached an all-time high of $1.12 trillion – an increase of $124 billion since last year, according to the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Harry Painter reports for Carolina Journal Online about the “reverse transfer” process that’s designed to help college dropouts earn degrees. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal questions media outlets that make deals with rogue regimes in return for access.
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2014
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    Another sign of a bursting college bubble?

    The cover story in the latest issue of The Atlantic asks “Is College Doomed?” It’s a question that ought not surprise anyone who has read this forum’s frequent discussions of a higher education bubble. Graeme Wood’s article starts with a description…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online teachers

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that opponents of North Carolina’s election reforms plan to continue their complaints despite their recent courtroom defeat. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal explains that the UNC system fared well in the state’s recent budget debate.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2014
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    Tenure more than just a K-12 problem

    Carl Cannon of Real Clear Politics uses the case of controversial professor Steven Salaita to probe problems associated with tenure on college campuses. Salaita is the former Virginia Tech English professor who lost a job offer at the University of Illinois once officials at that school perused his…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2014
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    Worried about the future of higher education? Blame federal meddling, Leef writes for Forbes

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes probes the federal government’s role in transforming American higher education in a negative way. Instead of standing fast for their traditional standards, most colleges and universities have chosen to accommodate these students. (A professor friend of mine suggests that it’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2014
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    Washington Examiner notes important omission from bills targeting campus sexual assault

    Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner probes new legislation aimed at fighting sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault has become a hot topic in Congress. In addition to the Campus Safety and Accountability Act, which the Washington Examiner reported on last week,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2014