Higher education (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. nurse practitioners pushing back against state restrictions of their work. Jenna Robinson’s Daily Journal focuses on lessons other universities can learn from Purdue’s tuition freeze.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    Martin Center column laments college’s monoculture

    Robert Spaulding writes for the Martin Center about the health of liberal-arts education at one Minnesota campus. Macalester College is a small (2,000-plus students), highly regarded, and very selective liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is proud of its liberal reputation and international outlook, and touts as…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on fixing college sports

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center devotes a column to reform of collegiate athletics. The public has lost faith in the NCAA and colleges to protect student-athletes. When surveying the numerous ideas for fixing college sports, it’s hard to make any other conclusion. Reform is by insiders and outsiders…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2019
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column offers warning to college donors

    George Leef uses his latest Martin Center column to offer advice to college donors. It is quite common: A successful college alum decides to donate a large sum of his accumulated wealth to his alma mater, but wants the money to be used in a specific way. School officials…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    “The idea that successful artists and university professors are incapable of coming to their own beliefs through their own investigation is insulting.”

    According to a Campus reform piece that appeared yesterday, that’s what a professor at the UNC School of the Arts said about an upcoming diversity workshop arranged by the school. The piece also attributes the following statement to the unnamed professor: Engaging a workshop leader who sorts incoming…
    Jon Guze, August 22, 2019
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    Martin Center president highlights UNC system’s administrative costs

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center turns her attention to growing administrative costs within the UNC system. Expenditures for institutional support in the UNC system have increased significantly: from $2,217 per student in 2006 to $4,069 per student in 2017. Adjusted for inflation, that’s nearly 50 percent growth in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019
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    Courage to counteract political correctness

    David French of National Review Online focuses on a conservative response to political correctness. This might come as some surprise to observers of our campus culture wars, but there was a time, not long ago, when the situation in American higher education was much worse. There a wave…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights an academic truth-teller

    Mark Bauerlein writes for the Martin Center about a powerful critic of academia. People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, and philanthropists have hailed and implemented.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019