Higher education (page 6)

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    Martin Center column targets UNC-Chapel Hill lecturer with disturbing ties

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center argues that the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus serves as a sanctuary for a man tied to detestable left-wing groups. The continued employment of an unhinged, violent anarchist as a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that the trial over N.C. legislative election maps ended with both sides questioning experts’ credibility. Kari Travis interviews UNC System interim President William Roper about the university’s budget. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that government censorship poses a larger threat…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2019
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    Martin Center president probes Purdue’s tuition freeze

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to lessons other universities can learn from Purdue’s tuition freeze. Purdue University started the tuition-freeze trend in 2013. Under the leadership of its president, Mitch Daniels, Purdue instituted a freeze on all tuition and fees at its flagship campus…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2019
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    Martin Center column critiques law school’s ‘ideological tangents’

    Charles Rounds writes for the Martin Center about a problem plaguing law school instruction. Back in 2010, I wrote a piece for the Martin Center entitled Bad Sociology, Not Law bemoaning the marginalization of common law doctrine in the American law school curriculum. My point then was that, increasingly,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2019
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    Is the Budget Impasse Really a Big Deal?

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti recently put out a brief on the current budget impasse. Coletti emphasizes that, unlike past budget discrepancies, the budget impasse is not an immediate crisis. While it is important to pass a new budget, North Carolina is not going to be devastated if it does…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
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    Martin Center highlights N.C. views on student debt

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center writes about North Carolinians’ response to student debt concerns. Student loan debt has reached the dizzying level of nearly $1.6 trillion—largely due to ever-soaring tuition prices and students taking on financial burdens that far outweigh their earning potential. The issue has gripped national…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019
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    Martin Center column pans recommendation letters

    Fabio Rojas writes for the Martin Center about the utility of letters of recommendation. Every year, professors around the world write millions of letters of recommendation. They write letters for admission to graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools. They write letters for tenure cases to help colleagues with…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    Martin Center searches for civics education at elite universities

    Thomas Connor writes for the Martin Center about the disappearance of civics education from elite schools. Modern universities are ignoring their civic duty to teach their students how to become engaged citizens. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni released a report in 2018 that showed only 18 percent…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2019