Higher education (page 197)

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    Wondering where to go to college in NC?

    Well, we at the Pope Center have done all the research for you! Or at least Jenna Robinson has. Today is the launch of our new website, NC College Finder. You can use it to compare the size, cost, location, political leanings, and a whole smorgasbord of other useful…
    Duke Cheston, April 4, 2011
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    Something Universities Are Doing Right

    Back when I was a sophomore at UNC-CH, I remember having a Korean teaching assistant (TA) who had a really tough time saying Cuba (“Choo-ba”), Mexico (“Mech… Mech… Mechi-co”), and several other Latin American countries. This was really unfortunate because it was a class about Latin American politics.
    Duke Cheston, April 1, 2011
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    How to Tell We’re Making a Difference

    As a proud member of the Art Pope Puppet Show, I was delighted to read the Independent Weekly‘s breathless, near-paranoid account of “Art Pope’s conservative empire.” Of particular interest to me was this bit about the Pope Center (since I work here, naturally): “A perennial complaint from the…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011
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    The Imam and the Tar Heel

    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” advocate, will be giving a speech tonight over at the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. It looks like things could get a bit rowdy with protesters pledging “not to let him get away with this nonsense.” The Charlotte Observer reports: Abdul…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011
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    More college graduates or more entrepreneurs?

    On Monday, President Obama remarked, “The best economic policy is one that produces more college graduates.”  Ira Stoll disagrees, It seems to me that president is wrong, and that the best economic policy is not one that “produces more college graduates,” but one that produces more entrepreneurs. If…
    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2011
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    Why Every Kid in America Doesn’t Need to Be Educated

    In an amusing satire, political humorist Frank Fleming asks, “Do we really want all of us to be a bunch of educated people who never do anything useful — like the Obama administration but for the whole country?”  Here is a sample: Is there a benefit to educating everybody…
    Terry Stoops, March 15, 2011