Higher education (page 174)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lea Palmer reports for Carolina Journal Online on efforts to counter grade inflation at UNC-Chapel Hill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains the right way to cut taxes to boost economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2013
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    UNC is soiling one of its proudest moments, right now

    In the news this week, the student government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has deliberately cut the budget of the College Republicans to prevent the group from bringing two speakers to campus, Fox News Contributor Katie Pavlich and filmmaker Ann McElhinney, whom student government representatives…
    Jon Sanders, September 5, 2013
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    HBO’s ‘Girls’ and its cautionary tale

    Berry College government professor Peter Augustine Lawler admits, in the first sentence of an article for the latest Intercollegiate Review, that “there are reasons not to watch the HBO series Girls.” But we should be glad that Lawler has watched at least some episodes of the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2013
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    Intercollegiate Review documents the damage done by the ‘race, class, gender’ crowd

    Providence College English professor Anthony Esolen describes in the latest issue of Intercollegiate Review the negative impact of an undue emphasis on an individual’s race, class, and/or gender. Whenever we meet a human being, then, we meet that extraordinary creature who can think of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 5, 2013
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    New at CJO: Audit questions UNC School of the Arts official’s decision to give state laptop to son

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new state audit that shows a UNC School of the Arts official gave her son a taxpayer-funded laptop computer, then acquired another one for herself at taxpayers’ expense.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2013
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    Henninger discusses the ObamaCarification of higher education

    Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal offers a hint to higher education leaders who wonder how America’s system of colleges and universities would look if they adopted President Obama’s proposed reforms. Thousands of American higher-education administrators will spend part of Labor Day weekend…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Pat McCrory recently claimed credit for killing a proposal to end North Carolina’s costly renewable energy mandate. Roy Cordato discusses the governor’s role in blocking that legislation during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops highlights the late economist Milton Friedman’s role in promoting education…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2013
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    Even the Washington Post sees trouble ahead for higher education

    Look beyond the opening lines about the “especially admirable” statements President Obama has made regarding college affordability, and Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane offers a pretty good view of some key problems in the American system of higher education. It’s a message courageously…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2013