Higher education (page 194)

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    Professor Inadvertently Calls UNC Stupid

    As we know, the local magazine Independent Weekly loves to hate on all things Pope-backed. I suspect they think it’s courageous in a “stick it to the Man, man” kind of way. Regardless of the thinking, though, it sometimes leads them to print rather silly quotes like the one…
    Duke Cheston, September 9, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jenna Ashley Robinson of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy about the myth of the $1 million college earnings advantage. Roy Cordato’s guest Daily Journal punctures myths about sustainable growth.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2011
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    The academicization of 9/11

    Amid the somber ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, one set of events will be slightly different. Charlotte Allen warns us in the latest Weekly Standard that college academics are approaching the anniversary in a different way. Unlike the commemorations…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jenna Ashley Robinson’s latest Carolina Journal Online report documents faculty work loads in the University of North Carolina system. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines dueling jobs plans from President Obama and his critics.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
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    Finding the college that’s right for you

    The latest Newsweek jumps into the college ranking game, offering a series of top-five lists for party schools, schools with the best return on investment, even the best schools for computer geeks. North Carolinians interested in finding the right college fit might want to check out a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2011
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    ABC 11 prez on graduation rates

    John Idler, President and General Manager of ABC 11 WTVD, is pleased that graduation rates have improved.  In a letter to the News & Observer, he writes, It’s encouraging news to learn that high school graduation rates have improved in 2011, increasing to 77.7 percent, the highest four-year graduation…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2011
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    The window is still broken and the shopkeeper still needs a new suit

    Cato’s  David Boaz reminds journalists that hurricanes don’t create jobs, they destroy property and lives making us poorer not wealthier. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. No matter how many times economists debunk the broken window fallacy, not a natural disaster goes by that journalists don’t try to cheer us up…
    Michael Sanera, August 29, 2011
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    Oversold and overly expensive?

    George Leef has told us for years that college is oversold. A new Money magazine report (apparently not yet posted online) might leave you believing college is also overly expensive. Over the past 10 years the cost of private college has jumped more than 60%, nearly…
    Mitch Kokai, August 25, 2011