Higher education (page 198)

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    Businessweek cover package adds to the ‘college is oversold’ debate

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek cover story adds more ammunition to George Leef’s argument that college is oversold. Yes, writer Peter Coy buys into the common argument that “college pays” and tells us in his opening paragraph that “four-year college graduates’ pay advantage over high school grads…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If the recent state budget crafted by Republicans tossed so many public school teachers into the unemployment lines, why did so many school districts have job openings as the school year started? Terry Stoops addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Constitutional attorney Miguel…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2012
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    Harvard professor tackles the question ‘Who Needs College?’

    Not content to lay low after angering President Obama’s supporters with a Newsweek cover story suggesting that it’s time for Obama to “hit the road,” Harvard historian Niall Ferguson aims his latest column at his own profession. It asks “Who Needs College?” and documents problems with…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2012
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    More academic fraud

    Or rather fraud in academia. This time at Emory University, which was reporting false data — average SAT scores and class rank of incoming students — to make itself look more selective, and thus prestigious. It’s reported that two former admissions deans and the institutional research office were aware…
    Michael Lowrey, August 25, 2012
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    UNC says animal lab wastewater plan increases safety

    Nearly 100 people turned out for a state Division of Water Quality public hearing in Orange County on Wednesday night at which a wastewater treatment permit for the UNC Chapel Hill animal research facility in Bingham Township was the topic of discussion. Among those delivering comments for the public record…
    Dan E. Way, August 24, 2012
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    Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

    Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s…
    Dan E. Way, August 22, 2012
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    ACT: 60 percent of 2012 graduates are not ready for college or career

    ACT released a new report this morning, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2012.  The report concludes that a majority of students are at risk of not succeeding in college or in the workforce. The report covers the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2012.  The study assessed…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Jane Shaw, president of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, about the center’s recommendations for reforming the University of North Carolina system. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on limiting the time state legislators…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2012