Higher education (page 3)

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    Martin Center column focuses on alumni action at Davidson

    Martin Center President Jenna Robinson devotes her latest column to recent actions from Davidson College alumni. Davidson College has an impressive academic reputation. It has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Nearly 90 percent of its courses have fewer than 30 students each. Its six-year graduation rate is 91 percent.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of UNC laboratory schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how lowering health care costs could increase access to care in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes nonconformist academic’s plight

    Daniel Klein writes for the Martin Center about one academic who’s unwilling to go along with colleagues’ left-leaning views. On 30 April 2019, St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, rescinded a fellowship to the outstanding young researcher Noah Carl, who self-identifies as a conservative. The rescinding was unjust, and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    A male-heavy reading list creates a ‘hostile environment’?

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online exposes another example of campus kookiness. A University of Utah student reported her business professor to administrators last year for transgressions, including assigning too many male-written works, which she said created a “hostile learning environment.” Although the student also accused the professor…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes academia’s ‘crisis of meaning’

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center tackles one of higher education’s top challenges. Traditionally, higher education introduced students to life’s most fundamental questions: “What is good?”; “What is true?”; “Do our lives have meaning beyond the material?”; and so on. The focus used to be on developing the whole…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state treasurer’s response to the high-profile feud between Vidant Health and the UNC System. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges N.C. policymakers not to play favorites with business taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    How Costs Have Diverged Over Time

    John Cochrane has posted a review of Why Are the Prices So D*mn High? by Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok that highlights this revealing chart: The increase in health care costs is bad enough, but look what’s happened to the cost of education!…
    Jon Guze, June 3, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes accreditation’s impact on Bennett College

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about one N.C. college’s recent struggle with accreditation. Founded in 1873 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Bennett College is one only two of historically black colleges just for women. It has been a four-year college since 1926, but in recent years it has,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2019