Higher education (page 6)

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    Daily Journal: State ranks high in college funding

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a larger share of total revenue. But our state…
    Anna Manning, May 13, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes UNC faculty, administrative salaries

    Anthony Hennen’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the high price of salaries within the University of North Carolina system. The growth in administrative positions (and their paychecks) isn’t a new story, nor are administrators the only ones driving college costs higher. The administrative growth—or bloat, depending on how…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state treasurer hopes medical providers will join a new State Health Plan network. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that North Carolina ranks high in college funding.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on salvaging universities

    Ted McAllister’s new Martin Center column features an excerpt from his soon-to-be-published book, Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul. The promise of higher education has become a trap for tens of millions of Americans. The promise: Every one of us and our children could go to college, earn a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    Professors’ bias might hurt conservative students’ grades

    Joy Pullman of the Federalist highlights a new report on college grading that should prompt further review. Conservative students enter college with higher SAT scores and GPAs than liberal students, but by the fourth year of college have lower GPAs than liberal peers, which may be a consequence…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on an effort to block UNC oversight of Greenville’s major health care provider. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. General Assembly’s busy crossover week might represent the calm before the storm.
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights Tulsa tussle

    Jacob Howland writes for the Martin Center about a case of “administrative hardball” at the University of Tulsa. On April 11, the administration of the University of Tulsa shocked faculty, students, and alumni by announcing the elimination of 40 percent of the school’s academic programs. Undergraduate and graduate programs…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Trump and Christian, conservative colleges

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights one form of Trump administration outreach. Conservative and Christian colleges and universities are landing more interns inside the Trump White House and administration after an 8-year dry spell during the Obama era. Schools such as Liberty University, Patrick Henry College, and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2019