Higher education (page 179)

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    The Most Liberal College in the USA Is…

    Warren Wilson College here in North Carolina, according to a joint survey by Newsweek and the website College Prowler. Personally, I’ve never been to Warren Wilson, but, considering the pictures of the place, this ranking isn’t so surprising–it looks like a hippie commune. Especially commune-like is the school’s…
    Duke Cheston, August 14, 2012
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    So much for student-athletes

    The News & Observer‘s coverage this morning of the latest UNC-Chapel Hill sports controversy features the following observation from pro football star Julius Peppers’ agent, a former academic counselor in the UNC athletic department: To [Carl] Carey, though, Peppers didn’t represent an athlete who didn’t try…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jay Schalin reports for Carolina Journal Online that the University of North Carolina system survived the latest state budget battle with its finances relatively intact. John Hood’s Daily Journal suggests North Carolina’s changing role in the presidential election could allow candidates for governor to attract more…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that campus diversity offices have faced little impact from budget cuts in the University of North Carolina system. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal offers more evidence that North Carolina’s film incentives program makes no sense.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2012
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    In Search of “The Right Stuff”

    What does it take to be a leader of a large university? That is the question my colleague Jay Schalin ponders in today’s Pope Center article. Apparently, Jay says, UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor Holden Thorp doesn’t make the grade: …UNC-Chapel Hill’s scandal highlights the need for a…
    Duke Cheston, August 6, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Much of the recent economic debate between the major-party presidential candidates has focused on outsourcing of jobs. Roy Cordato tackles that topic in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of economic debate, economists Douglas Irwin of Dartmouth and Lawrence H. White of George Mason will offer…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Roy Cordato about North Carolina’s smoking ban as an example of government overreach. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the bad grade the UNC system earns for efficiency.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2012
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    For the Homeschooling Naysayers: $600 versus $10,000

    You be the judge. Learn more at NoAgendaHomeSchool.com.
    Fergus Hodgson, July 8, 2012