Higher education (page 6)

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    Martin Center column weighs costs, benefits of college for entrepreneurs

    Michael McGrady writes for the Martin Center about the calculations an entrepreneur should make about whether to attend college. Launching a business is always a risk. And for young entrepreneurs, their path to success isn’t clear. But the long-debated question of whether an individual should jump right into running…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    CJ reports: UNC-Chapel Hill chooses familiar face as interim chancellor

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s interim chancellor, Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. This comes after Carol Folt’s resignation. Guskiewicz has served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since January 2016…
    Anna Manning, February 7, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes New York school’s suppression of free speech

    David Seidemann describes for Martin Center readers one New York university’s disturbing stance on free speech. Public universities morally should and legally must uphold free speech. Unfortunately, the university where I’ve taught for 43 years has a very bad record, and matters are getting worse. The City University of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
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    Martin Center column defends UNC’s Board of Governors

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center responds to recent attacks against the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors. Attacks by academics and the media on the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors have become a major part of the state’s political landscape in recent years,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights Simone Weil’s educational approach

    Jessica Hooten Wilson writes for the Martin Center about a Christian approach to education. When I question students at my Christian college about how their faith affects their learning practices, they stare blankly at me or scribble a note about being motivated by the true, good, and beautiful. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on gender studies

    Carrie Lukas writes for the Martin Center about questions surrounding gender studies on college campuses. “Class discussions trend towards group-therapy sessions,” wrote Toni Airaksinen in 2016 for Quillette. At the time, she was studying at Barnard College and described moving from an initial infatuation with gender studies to seeing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2019
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    Economic growth and…

    “Economic growth, while necessary, is insufficient to address many of the challenges of our 21st-century economy,” Abby McCloskey writes in National Affairs. She offers some policy suggestions to improve connections in community, make work pay, and reform entitlements to improve government finances. I don’t endorse all of them, but…
    Joseph Coletti, January 29, 2019