Higher education (page 2)

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    George Leef looks back at the UNC athletics scandal

    George Leef writes for the James G. Martin Center about former Daily Tar Heel editor Andy Thomason’s new book, Discredited: The UNC Scandal and College Athletics’ Amateur Ideal. Here’s an excerpt: A series of investigations revealed the unsavory truth about collaboration between the Athletics Department and certain…
    Jon Sanders, September 8, 2021
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    Martin Center’s Leef Asks What Has Changed Since UNC’s Athletic Scandal

    George Leef of the Martin Center looks back at the athletic and academic scandal that rocked UNC-Chapel Hill. A decade ago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was engulfed in a sports scandal that made national headlines, brought down a chancellor who seemed destined for a lustrous…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Focuses on Community College Survival

    Esam Sohail Mohammad writes for the Martin Center about the importance of community colleges staying true to their missions. While community colleges are known as a low-cost path to higher education, some might be shocked to learn that their enrollments took a steeper hit than the four-year sector in…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers sending a school anti-indoctrination bill to Gov. Roy Cooper. John Trump’s CJ Opinion highlights a distiller who’s interested in nurturing communities. Mark Herring’s CJ Opinion laments free-speech “bullies.”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Oklahoma University’s Folly

    Jonathan Small writes for the Martin Center about questionable activity at the University of Oklahoma. “I don’t understand how a state as red as Oklahoma can have such an obsessively woke state university with so few repercussions,” law professor and New York Post columnist Glenn Reynolds recently marveled. He’s…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Academic Freedom, Tenure

    Michael Munger writes for the Martin Center about the complicated nature of academic freedom and tenure on college campuses. One of the core beliefs of the modern academy is the necessity of “faculty governance.” This view would hold that outside “political” interference is (1) morally offensive, and (2) prudentially…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Federal Bill to Boost Campus Free Speech

    Nicole Divers writes for the Martin Center about a bill on Capitol Hill that would boost campus free-speech protections. Last month, North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy introduced federal legislation aimed at combating this censorship and protecting free speech rights at colleges and universities. The bill, the Campus Free Speech…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2021
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    American Bar Association Draws Fire for Latest Ideological Move

    Editors at National Review Online take aim at a powerful national group representing lawyers. The Standards Committee of the American Bar Association has recommended, as a condition of accreditation for American law schools, “requiring law schools to provide education on bias, crosscultural competency, and racism.” It suggests employing…
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2021