Higher education (page 174)

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    Can you tell how much Walter Williams loves higher education?

    It shouldn’t be hard to guess, after reading Williams‘ latest column. Many of the nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an “enlightened” form of racism. This is a decades-old trend. In a 1991 speech, Yale President Benno…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2012
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    Thorp’s resignation announcement

    UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp just sent this email to the university’s “FYI Carolina” email list: Dear Carolina alumni, parents and friends, Today I am announcing what has been the hardest decision of my life … my intention to step down as your chancellor effective June…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2012
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    A Newsweek cover story George Leef might enjoy

    With a cover headline asking “Is College a Lousy Investment?” and an inside-the-magazine headline pointing to “The College Bubble,” it’s clear Newsweek‘s latest issue is targeting some of the same themes that motivated George Leef to develop the mantra that college is oversold.
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2012
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    A follow-up question for the latest UNC mess

    Once reporters have finished dealing with the more pressing concerns surrounding UNC-Chapel Hill’s latest embarrassment — the Kupec-Hansbrough affair (pun intended) — it might be interesting to search for any publicly available information about Matt Kupec’s and Tami Hansbrough’s job evaluations. Given all their travel to college and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jane Shaw reports for Carolina Journal Online about one Michigan college’s decision to avoid government-endorsed accreditation procedures. John Hood’s Daily Journal scrutinizes Democrat Walter Dalton’s campaign for governor.
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2012
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    Businessweek cover package adds to the ‘college is oversold’ debate

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek cover story adds more ammunition to George Leef’s argument that college is oversold. Yes, writer Peter Coy buys into the common argument that “college pays” and tells us in his opening paragraph that “four-year college graduates’ pay advantage over high school grads…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If the recent state budget crafted by Republicans tossed so many public school teachers into the unemployment lines, why did so many school districts have job openings as the school year started? Terry Stoops addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Constitutional attorney Miguel…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2012
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    Harvard professor tackles the question ‘Who Needs College?’

    Not content to lay low after angering President Obama’s supporters with a Newsweek cover story suggesting that it’s time for Obama to “hit the road,” Harvard historian Niall Ferguson aims his latest column at his own profession. It asks “Who Needs College?” and documents problems with…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2012