Higher education (page 175)

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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
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    More academic fraud

    Or rather fraud in academia. This time at Emory University, which was reporting false data — average SAT scores and class rank of incoming students — to make itself look more selective, and thus prestigious. It’s reported that two former admissions deans and the institutional research office were aware…
    Michael Lowrey, August 25, 2012
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    UNC says animal lab wastewater plan increases safety

    Nearly 100 people turned out for a state Division of Water Quality public hearing in Orange County on Wednesday night at which a wastewater treatment permit for the UNC Chapel Hill animal research facility in Bingham Township was the topic of discussion. Among those delivering comments for the public record…
    Dan E. Way, August 24, 2012