Higher education (page 2)

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    Martin Center column probes UNC’s ‘hub for social justice’

    Magdalene Horzempa writes for the Martin Center about UNC-Chapel Hill’s support for “social justice” protesters. Campus protests started in the 1960s, but protests on today’s college campuses have a different vibe. While protests in the past pitted students against university leadership, protests in the present are supported and accommodated…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2019
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    “Red, white, and gray”

    That’s the title of a new report written by Lyman Stone and published by the American Enterprise Institute. In it, Stone discusses something most of us know but don’t like to think about: “Americans are getting older.” Here are some excerpts from the executive summary: While we…
    Jon Guze, June 14, 2019
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights book with good advice for grads

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about a book that offers new graduates good advice. What is missing for students is sound advice on how to make the best use of their time in college to maximize their chances of future success. Students’ faculty advisors don’t usually want…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    Campus kookiness heads to Main Street

    Inez Feltscher Stepman writes for the Federalist about the dangers of campus “insanity” filtering into the broader society. Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining that upon impact with the “real world,” blue-haired social justice warrior activists would have to grow up and confront the hard realities…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    A free-speech ‘revolution’ on college campuses

    David French of National Review Online detects some good news on American college campuses. I watched Texas this week follow Tennessee to become the 17th state to enact campus free-speech legislation. In fact, Texas isn’t just following Tennessee, it’s following a number of its neighbors. More states have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Gerlach: Vidant and Pitt County should reverse course in legal battle over ECU med school

    This week, Carolina Journal published an update on the UNC-Vidant dispute. The subject of the article is an email to ECU faculty and staff regarding the Vidant issue from East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Brody School of Medicine Dean Dr. Mark Stacy. In their email, Gerlach…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines costs of ‘free’ college

    Kevin Boyd writes for the Martin Center about Louisiana’s approach to “free” college. Louisiana is the poster child for a program that started with the best of intentions, but has become uncontrollable in size and cost. Expanding free college has been easy, but taming it has been difficult—if not…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis collaborated on an article about UNC’s laboratory schools. Laboratory schools are a new concept in North Carolina; Marchello and Travis explain them this way: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019