Higher education (page 4)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Republican-led General Assembly has had success in recent years cutting tax rates, increasing spending on high-priority items, setting aside money for a rainy day, and still balancing the state budget. They’ll face new challenges in the new year. Joseph Coletti dissects those challenges in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    CJ reports: Roper to inherit an atmosphere at UNC much like the one handed Spellings

    From Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis: University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings is about to leave her job in Chapel Hill, saddling her successor with a daunting task: wrangling a perfect storm of campus and state politics. On Dec. 14, while Spellings gave her final remarks to the UNC…
    Anna Manning, December 20, 2018
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    Martin Center column examines Nike and the University of Oregon

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column probes a major shoe manufacturer’s impact on one West Coast flagship state university. While money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    The demise of liberal arts

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online focuses on the sorry state of liberal arts in American higher education. The great culture wars on the campuses of the 1980s were largely lost by traditionalists. And the question then became not if but when the liberal arts would die…
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the challenges facing the University of North Carolina System’s new interim president. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the difficulty of measuring public views about trade.
    Mitch Kokai, December 19, 2018
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    CJ reports: UNC Board of Governors silent on Sam, delays action ’til March

    Following the toppling, “Silent Sam” has been in a storage facility awaiting officials to determine his fate. Looks like he’ll be in storage for a while. Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports: Dozens of protesters gathered in the rain outside the UNC Center for School Leadership Friday, Dec. 14, to protest…
    Anna Manning, December 17, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on closing of NCSU Confucius Institute

    Rachelle Peterson writes for the Martin Center about the latest closing of a Confucius Institute on an American college campus. North Carolina State University is the latest university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute. Ten American colleges and universities have parted ways with these Chinese government-funded centers,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2018
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    Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights truth-telling professor

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about a professor punished for telling the truth. That famous line from the movie A Few Good Men—“You can’t handle the truth!”—applies more and more to the world of higher education. If you doubt that, consider the case of professor Samuel Abrams…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018