Higher education (page 2)

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    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way in National Review on ECU Bailouts

    National Review reports on ECU medical school bailouts, with comments from Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: You might think that a state medical school could operate without the need for periodic bailouts from the government. Maybe most do, but not the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dan…
    Anna Manning, January 9, 2019
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    Martin Center column targets link among parents, student loans, and government

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about an “unhealthy mix” involving college student loans. Parent PLUS is not typically the loan program making headlines when student loans are in the news. But over the past several years, it has become a central part of America’s higher-education financing system.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    The most influential education scholars in North Carolina

    Today, Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute released the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.  The rankings examine the influence of academics who write about education policy. Only two scholars from North Carolina made the cut: Duke University professors Helen Ladd (#54) and Charles Clotfelter (#75).  Nine scholars from my…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that high-profile East Carolina University supporters are publicly backing embattled Chancellor Cecil Staton. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes a case for eminent domain reform to protect N.C. property rights.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    CJ reports: UNC Board Chairman Smith backs off promise to stay away from ECU

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: The leader of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has abandoned his promise to cut all ties with East Carolina University. BOG Chairman Harry Smith has a controversial relationship with ECU, his alma mater and the third largest university in the UNC…
    Anna Manning, January 8, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC System board chairman backing away from his promise to cut off ties with East Carolina University. The Daily Journal explains why a multimillion-dollar N.C. libel case should send a message to reporters, advocates, and activists.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on ECU medical school

    Dan Way writes for the Martin Center about “bailouts” for East Carolina University’s medical school. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been bailed out by the state to stay afloat, but it’s hard to say how, exactly, North Carolina has benefited by doing so. The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    A new ivory tower

    Frederick Hess and Brendan Bell of the American Enterprise Institute would like to see an alternative to the current structure surrounding American higher education. Just as the academic monoculture of the 1950s was a problem, so is today’s?—?and the problem is getting worse. … … In response,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019