Higher education (page 3)

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    College admissions scandal hits Wake Forest

    According to the New York Times, Federal prosecutors charged dozens of people on Tuesday in a major college admission scandal that involved wealthy parents, including Hollywood celebrities and prominent business leaders, paying bribes to get their children into elite American universities. Thirty-three parents were charged in the case…
    Terry Stoops, March 12, 2019
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    LISTEN HERE: Latest Head Locke Episode, “Program focuses on male students at flagship UNC campus”

    Female students have outnumbered males for years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In recent years, as applications have increased and the college admittance rate has decreased, the percentage of male students has continued to decline. That’s one of the issues Chris Faison addresses as coordinator of…
    Anna Manning, March 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column examines NC Promise

    Will Rierson writes for the Martin Center about the University of North Carolina’s NC Promise program. Concerned about the high cost of college, the University of North Carolina system is testing a low-tuition model at some schools to drive up enrollments. Though the experiment only started last fall, some…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
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    Searching for the source of socialism’s surge among the young

    Andrew Cunningham writes for the American Thinker about socialism‘s perplexing popularity. How did socialism become mainstream? Look no farther than modern-day socialism’s roots: Marxism. When one observes the modern political scene occupied by the likes of Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, one observes nothing but modern-day Marxism. When…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
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    Martin Center president focuses on campus intellectual diversity

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center asks in a new column whether a new law can help promote intellectual diversity on college campuses. American colleges and universities lean left. Among faculty at leading U.S. universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 11-to-one. The administration is even more skewed: there,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on ‘free’ college

    Richard Vedder writes for the Martin Center about the popular political plea for “free” college. [T]he overwhelming majority of students at most four-year colleges and universities come from relatively affluent families. There are 38 private schools, including a majority of the Ivy League, where more students come from the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on collegiate ‘esports’

    Anthony Hennen enlightens Martin Center readers about college sports that have nothing to do with football or basketball. More money flows to arenas and building upgrades. The hunt for recruits gets more competitive. University presidents brag about how their new program will make the school nationally known. But the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights interesting observations from a former university president

    George Leef contends in his latest Martin Center column that at least one former university president sees what ails the academy. Often, the strongest criticisms of higher education come from insiders. One insider is Daniel Johnson, who retired as president of the University of Toledo in 2006 after an…
    Mitch Kokai, February 27, 2019