Higher education (page 193)

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    Liberal arts — not just what political ‘liberals’ want to teach

    Given the controversy surrounding Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent comments about taxpayer subsidies for college students pursuing degrees in fields such as gender studies, you might appreciate this excerpt from the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Nathan Harden, a 2009 Yale graduate and author of the book Sex…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2013
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    Public Schools First NC

    Public Schools First NC (PSFNC) is a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups. The News & Observer gives the coalition the royal treatment in an article published today. I visited their website and here is what I found: The first face you see when you arrive at their website is…
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2013
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    McCrory’s higher education plan

    On Bill Bennett’s radio show this morning, Governor Pat McCrory presented a plan to change higher education funding so that it is more responsive to workforce needs.  (I think that is the general idea, but I may be wrong.  Higher education is not my area of expertise.) I have…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2013
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    Hedonism or Performance Anxiety?

    I literally jumped up and down with excitement when I read this article over at First Things (Okay, yes, I’m a nerd, but you should read it, too). Helen Rittlemeyer (a Yale alumna) trashes Nathan Harden’s book about Yale’s sexual culture (which is one reason I liked the article…
    Duke Cheston, January 29, 2013
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    Split N.C. Supreme Court reverses earlier ruling in N.C. State professors’ spat

    In a 4-2 split, the N.C. Supreme Court has reversed an Appeals Court decision and has ruled against an electrical and computer engineering professor at N.C. State University who sued his department head over an unfavorable annual review. At issue in the Supreme Court ruling was whether the department head…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about a new state audit exposing illegal payments to an information technology and facilities director at N.C. Central University. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s contributions to the conservative movement and introduces the John Locke Foundation’s new book,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2013
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    The cost of education

    Did you see that the UNC system is asking for $266 million in increased funding from the state over the next five years?  And that doesn’t include the cost of enrollment growth, which could be about $25 million per year. It strikes me as a lot of money given…
    Julie Tisdale, January 18, 2013
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    N.C. Appeals Court upholds dismissal of UNC football player’s lawsuit against school

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling dismissing former UNC football player Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2013