Higher education (page 194)

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    Bloomberg Businessweek continues coverage of the UNC academic-athletic scandal

    A week after shining a national spotlight on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s high-profile scandal involving athletes and shoddy academics, Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek revisits the topic for the magazine’s latest issue. James Dean, the executive vice chancellor and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2014
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Taxpayers in every income category will save tens of millions of dollars, thanks to North Carolina’s 2013 tax reform package. Roy Cordato rebuts left-of-center myths about tax reform during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lindalyn Kakadelis shares reaction from parents, teachers, and school board members to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2014
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    Leef analyzes new book on the impact of competition and entrepreneurship in education

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes focus on “Instapundit” Glenn Reynolds‘ new book about the need for new ideas in education. Bratwurst, Leica cameras, BMW automobiles, Beck’s beer, and so on—great German imports to the U.S. Few people realize that our educational system was…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2014
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    Fortune columnist highlights battle for the future of higher education

    If the college bubble is nearing its breaking point, Becky Quick‘s latest column in Fortune magazine might offer some details about the process that will lead to that break. You may not realize it yet, but the battle lines for future generations’ college education…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Jese Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online that some members of UNC’s Board of Governors question two neighboring universities’ plans to create new degree programs in filmmaking and media production. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal explores the important contributions of a North Carolina founder, Samuel Johnston.
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2014
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    An ‘alternate’ look at the UNC scandal

    If the UNC mess were inverted and reported under the headline “Shocking claim: Some top college students read like adults, play like kids“: Yoop compiled data on the skill levels of thousands of UNC-Chapel Hill students admitted for nonathletic reasons from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60…
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2014
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with N.C. State University professor Lee Craig about his recent biography of 20th-century political power player Josephus Daniels. John Hood’s Daily Journal details disturbing trends in student loan debt.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2014
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    Student loan debt as major threat to U.S. economy

    Those of you who follow with interest the discussion of a higher education bubble might appreciate a Bloomberg Businessweek article that probes the potential negative economic impact of rising student loan debt. Student loans today are one of the only deteriorating pockets of consumer…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2014