Higher education (page 6)

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    Martin Center column highlights four perspectives of higher education policy

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center devotes his latest column to explaining different perspectives on higher education policy. Explaining higher education policy is never easy (even to people who are involved in it). Over the years, while training young writers for the Martin Center, I have come up with…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to restore separate state boards for election oversight and ethics enforcement. John Hood’s Daily Journal responds to the latest plan for housing UNC-Chapel Hill’s controversial Silent Sam statue.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a potential new home for UNC-Chapel Hill’s controversial Silent Sam statue. The Daily Journal explains why voter ID is clearly constitutional in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2018
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    Martin Center president focuses on plan to address teacher shortage

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to a new partnership addressing North Carolina’s teacher shortage. Pathway to Practice is a new online, competency-based program for lateral-entry teachers in North Carolina, offered jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    Martin Center column probes active alumni groups

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center highlights two groups of college alumni who are taking more active roles in monitoring their alma maters. An important voice is missing in today’s colleges and universities: that of their alumni. Their absence does a disservice to both students and the general public…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A controversial $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to raise red flags for state lawmakers. They’ve decided to hire an outside investigator to look into the fund’s creation. Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on the ‘hoax papers’

    Phillip Magness writes for the Martin Center about the impact of recent high-profile academic hoaxes. By now, most followers of the higher education press have heard of the “grievance studies” or Sokal Squared hoax. In this incident, a team of three researchers successfully published several hoax papers on intentionally…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a media attorney’s assessment of the UNC System’s efforts to shield East Carolina University documents from public view. The Daily Journal explains how complaints about gerrymandering hide attacks on a basic element of American elections.  …
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2018