Higher education (page 8)

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    Martin Center column explores UNC leadership crisis

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center takes aim at UNC’s recent leadership problems. Carol Folt’s tenure as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came to an abrupt end last week, thanks to her failure to grasp political realities and her defiant support of the school’s…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights policies that chill speech at the University of Texas

    Nicole Nelly writes for the Martin Center about disturbing developments at the Lone Star State’s flagship university campus. Thanks to four policies that the school maintains—a verbal harassment ban, an Acceptable Use Policy governing internet & digital use, a Residence Hall Manual, and a “Campus Climate Response Team”—the eyes…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Questioning Ivy League students’ credentials

    Kenny Xu uses a Federalist column to question the intellectual capabilities of students at Princeton, one of America’s most prestigious, elite universities. The Princeton University Whig-Cliosophic Society, the college’s premier debate society and the oldest debating union in the United States, recently disinvited conservative law professor Amy Wax…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    Martin Center column identifies a pending crisis for Christian colleges

    William Anderson writes for the Martin Center about a challenge Christian schools face in the years ahead. An African-American pro-life speaker recently spoke at a Midwestern college and several members of the school’s student government declared the speaker “had made many students, staff, and faculty of color feel unheard,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s sped-up departure and the uncertain fate of the Silent Sam monument. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights disturbing questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper and the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s surprise resignation and her plans to dismantle Silent Sam’s pedestal. The Daily Journal highlights N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin’s recent plea for colleagues to favor the rule of law over…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    Anti-choice coordination at its best? (with 1/15 updates)

    Want proof that the Left is coordinating its messages?  Compare the article written by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teacher Stu Egan with the letter to the editor written by Meredith College English professor Kelly Roberts. Stu Egan, “North Carolina’s Intentional Misuse of Charter Schools: They Are For Experimentation, Not Competition,” January 8,…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2019
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    Martin Center column challenges skewed view of higher education

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to those who view higher education “through rose-colored glasses.” It can be tempting for college leaders to focus solely on data that support their policy initiatives—to the exclusion of other relevant information. Unfortunately, intentionally or not, University of North…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019