Higher education (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC leaders’ defense of their controversial Silent Sam deal. The Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling that should help block court orders involving state budget decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Silent Sam controversy and the UNC System’s ongoing transparency problems. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why no policy report ever will resolve North Carolina’s debate over education funding.
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Martin Center column documents social justice’s impact on higher education

    David Randall writes for the Martin Center about the role of social justice on college campuses. Social justice activists say they want to bring about a golden age. The road to the golden city always requires more gold from our pockets to pay the activists’ salaries. Social justice activists…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Martin Center column explores Christian colleges

    Douglas Oliver asks in a Martin Center column whether Christian colleges are worth the debt burden. (The Martin Center plans to publish a rebuttal column in the near future.) I am counseling a young married couple experiencing serious financial hardship. Their financial problems revolve around $30,000 in student loans…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Biden wants to restore campus kangaroo courts

    Inez Feltscher Stepman writes for the Federalist about one of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s disturbing campaign promises. Joe Biden has learned nothing from the Title IX due process disaster plaguing America’s campuses. The former vice president has released a plan on his website to restore the Obama…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    Martin Center column exposes bad news about federal aid for college students

    Richard Vedder writes for the Martin Center about new research focusing on federal financial aid for college students. For years I have railed against the dysfunctional federal student loan program. The availability of cheap federal student loans has enabled universities to increase tuition fees aggressively, helping fund an unproductive…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    Education Department report raises concerns about foreign funding on campuses

    Jerry Dunleavy reports for the Washington Examiner on a disturbing report from the U.S. Department of Education. An Education Department investigation revealed universities failed to report more than a billion dollars in foreign funding, which officials believe is only a sliver of the unreported overseas donations flowing onto…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a grant that helps hospitals deal with storm damage. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal argues that the UNC System’s governing board tried to resolve one scandal but created another one.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019