Higher education (page 7)

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    Is marriage about values or value?

    In his influential book, Coming Apart, Charles Murray made a compelling case for the cultural differences between affluent (white) Americans and working class (white) Americans. Among the differences were marriage and divorce rates. Wealthier whites marry and divorce at the same rates as in the past. Poorer whites marry…
    Joseph Coletti, January 28, 2019
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    Martin Center column probes mandatory on-campus living

    Douglas Oliver writes for the Martin Center that colleges should stop forcing students to live on campus. A long-time practice for many private universities has been to require most freshmen and sophomores to live in campus residence halls. State-supported public universities, too, have copied their private counterparts in recent…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that discussions about UNC-Chapel Hill’s next chancellor could complicate the debate about Silent Sam’s future. Kari Travis reports on the impact of N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin’s decision to resign his post and take up a law school dean’s…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2019
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    Martin Center column advocates standardized liberal arts curriculum

    Ethan Ake-Little writes for the Martin Center about one way to improve higher education in the liberal arts. In higher education, the value of a liberal arts education has been frequently debated. Defenders on the left argue that it exposes students to coursework and teaches critical thinking skills they…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina could take a modest step toward reforming its capital gains tax. Roy Cordato recommends capping that tax at its current rate. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. As National School Choice Week concludes, Terry Stoops recaps North Carolina’s recent achievements…
    Mitch Kokai, January 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute between Gov. Roy Cooper and state legislators over the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. Lindsay Marchello reports on the future of school choice in North Carolina. The Daily Journal explains how a key provision of the N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019
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    Martin Center column addresses Title IX’s impact on campus free speech

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column highlights the negative impact of federal Title IX requirements on college campus free speech. Over the years, federal courts have expanded and contorted the meaning of Title IX. By late 2018, it means, according to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, that a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on competing Democratic and Republican news conferences leading into today’s court hearing in the 9th Congressional District controversy. Way also reports on a private N.C. university’s new health sciences center. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democratic policy priorities could…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019