Higher education (page 3)

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    Martin Center column explores ‘cultural Marxism’

    Allen Mendenhall writes for the Martin Center about the academic debate surrounding the disputed term “cultural Marxism.” Samuel Moyn, a Yale law professor, recently asked, “What is ‘cultural Marxism?’” His answer: “Nothing of the kind actually exists.” Moyn attributes the term cultural Marxism to the “runaway alt-right imagination,” claiming…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the future of UNC-Chapel Hill’s controversial Silent Sam statue. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores a libertarian think tank’s low grades for Democratic governors’ fiscal policies.
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2019
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    Martin Center top 10 list highlights important events in higher education

    The Martin Center wraps up 2018 with a top-10 list. This year has been a turbulent one for higher education. From #MeToo to academic hoaxes, colleges and universities across the country have had to grapple with new problems that continue to shake individuals’ confidence in higher education. Here are…
    Mitch Kokai, December 31, 2018
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    Martin Center column highlights alternative to federal student loans

    Mary Clare Amselem writes for the Martin Center about an option that helps college students avoid taking out federal loans. A solution could lie in offering a more attractive alternative to the federal student loan system altogether while simultaneously holding colleges accountable for their cost and quality. Income Share…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2018
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    Martin Center looks back at 2018

    The Martin Center recaps major items from its past year.
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2018
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    Martin Center president presents Christmas gift book list

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center lists 10 books she and her colleagues would like to see under the Christmas tree. Some are well-known classics that we’d like to revisit. Others are new additions to the higher education conversation. All of them would be welcome additions to the Martin…
    Mitch Kokai, December 24, 2018
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    Martin Center highlights universities’ questionable use of eminent domain

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about universities’ use of eminent domain powers. Colleges tend to expand beyond their original missions by hiring more administrators and creating new programs. But they can also expand physically by exercising power usually reserved for state and federal governments. When that happens,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    Major university sued for ban on ‘rude’ speech

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online highlights a legal fight involving speech restrictions at a flagship public university. The University of Texas is facing a lawsuit over a campus policy that bans “rude speech.” Speech First, a nonprofit membership association that advocates for free speech on college campuses,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018