Higher education (page 196)

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    Build It, and They Will Pay

    The Pope Center’s summer intern, Will Jakes, has been working on an article about a UNC building project funded by student fees. He’s compiled the following chart of self-liquidating building projects approved during the 2010 legislative session. If you’ll notice, the list is missing anything to do with academics.
    Jay Schalin, July 15, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation about UNC system faculty work loads with Jay Schalin of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. The guest Daily Journal explains that legislative mapmakers are breaking little new ground by drafting an odd-looking proposed…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
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    A hard knock life for community colleges

    Times are still tough for our state’s community college system. This was made clear at a budget work session this morning for the state board of community colleges. Here are a few interesting tidbits from the meeting: No bonuses this year for presidents, faculty, or staff No raises this year,…
    Duke Cheston, July 14, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s eugenics-inspired forced sterilization program represents one of the worst chapters in the state’s history. In the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio, you’ll hear from victims of the program. Daren Bakst will explain why the state should compensate the program’s living victims. Jenna Ashley Robinson of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2011
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    Barone wonders why a federal court supports racial discrimination

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column tackles a puzzling ruling from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: It’s racially discriminatory to prohibit racial discrimination. That’s the bottom line of a decision issued last Friday, just before the Fourth of July weekend, by the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Stossel details the ‘college scam’

    Regular readers in this forum know college is oversold. John Stossel‘s latest column provides more evidence: [T]oday all kids are told: To succeed, you must go to college. Hillary Clinton tells students: “Graduates from four-year colleges earn nearly twice as much as…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Don’t miss this story about Joe Bast’s 8 year college education

    Joe Bast is the founding president of the Heartland Institute in Chicago and one of the founders of the State Policy Network.  I have known him since the late 1980s, but I never knew about his eight  year college education.  Thanks to the Pope Center for publishing his inspiring story…
    Michael Sanera, July 1, 2011
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    Evaluating North Carolina’s Community College System

    In today’s Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, a significant portion of their time was spent hearing about and discussing a study done by the NCGA’s evaluation team on North Carolina’s Community College system. The evaluation team had four findings. North Carolina’s 58 community colleges were purposefully established to meet…
    Kristin Szafranski, June 28, 2011