Higher education (page 2)

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    Martin Center column highlights key element of ‘deep’ education

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center documents a recent visit to Duke from two prominent academics with opposing political views. About a year ago, Princeton philosopher Robert P. George came to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to speak about civil discourse and diversity of thought with the UNC system Board…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Carolina Journal: ECU’s Staton Resigning; BOT Member Cites Smith’s Involvement

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton will announce his resignation Monday, March 18, Carolina Journal has learned, and plans to leave the job May 3. He’ll stay until June 30 to advise UNC System Interim President Bill Roper and ECU’s interim chancellor during the transition.
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
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    Another important aspect of the college bribery scandal

    Davidson College senior Kenny Xu writes at the Daily Signal about one significant aspect of the recent college bribery scandal. The bribery scheme to get privileged children into elite universities is causing parents and teachers across the country to fume with righteous indignation. But the revelations of corruption…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Colleges offer plenty of reasons for outrage

    Jack Hough explains for Barron’s why the recent college admissions bribery scandal bothers him less than other stories linked to higher education. My personal outrage meter ought to be registering an eight out of 10 over this case, but it’s stuck at 4.5. The problem is I recently…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton’s pending resignation. John Hood’s Daily Journal details continuing efforts to expand freedom for North Carolinians.
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2019
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    Martin Center column targets academic radicals

    Evan Osborne writes for the Martin Center about his life among radical academic colleagues. For almost a quarter century I have been a professor of economics at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After years of working there, I have learned something about how my department’s academic radicals, who…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2019
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    Probing the elite college admissions scandal

    Yale alumnus Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about factors contributing to the admissions bribery scandal now rocking the academic world. The latest elite-college admissions scandal rests on a foundation of pure silliness; … people with rich, famous, well-connected parents are the ones who least need the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines fraternity debate

    Jonathan Marks reviews for the Martin Center a new book examining college fraternities. [A]lthough fraternities have gotten a lot of bad press, they remain leading interpreters of the meaning of manhood on campus. In her new book, Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019