Higher education (page 7)

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    Martin Center column highlights the need for intellectual diversity in political science

    N.C. State political scientist Andrew Taylor uses a Martin Center column to call for intellectual diversity wthin his profession. Political science is the study of homo politicus, what Plato considered the most quintessential of human behaviors. Over the centuries, it has generated a library of observations, theories, and findings…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    Deep education and true friendship

    George and West are ideological foes, but they are friends. Their lesson is vitally important for higher education, which has become so warped over the past couple of decades.
    Jon Sanders, May 3, 2019
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    Martin Center column challenges case for diversity

    Charles Geshekter writes for the Martin Center about what he labels a “lame” case for diversity. Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian are senior psychologists at the University of Michigan and Hunter College, respectively. As an opponent of group preferences and double standards to achieve diversity among university faculty, I…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two recent news stories paint a very different picture of targeted tax incentives. While Winston-Salem recently landed a major aircraft industry company without offering a single tax break, S.C. legislators continue to squabble over a multimillion-dollar package designed to lure the Carolina Panthers business operations south of the state line.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the initial close vote to approve the N.C. House’s state budget plan. Shannon Watkins’ Daily Journal focuses on the important friendship of two ideologically opposed Princeton professors.  …
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    College racism complaints run amok

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online reports on another instance of college kookiness. Students at Columbia College are upset that white students were cast in the roles of Latino and Palestinian characters in a play — even though no Palestinian students auditioned. The play, called HOME/LAND, is about…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on college writing woes

    Nan Miller writes for the Martin Center about the problems linked to college writing courses. Freshman composition occupies a unique position in a college curriculum. It is the only class required of about 90 percent of enrollees whose diverse aptitudes and prior writing experience present a challenge for instructors…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on top UNC System teachers’ top challenges

    Anthony Hennen’s latest Martin Center column highlights the UNC System’s top instructors. For the most part, the award-winners had high praise for their schools. “I do, indeed, feel completely supported and rewarded for my teaching (and professional development) on a daily basis,” Scott Laird, an instructor of the humanities…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019