Higher education (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about a China-born N.C. college professor who worries about today’s woke politics. Woody White’s CJ Opinion urges people to get in the fight to protect free expression in higher education.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2021
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    Yale Blasted for Attack on Democracy

    Garry Kasparov and Uriel Epshtein write at National Review about a troubling development at a prestigious Ivy League school. The trustees of Yale University have made it clear that they love democracy — as long as they don’t have to abide by it themselves. Democracy for thee; unaccountable…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Need for Colleges to Accomplish More

    Harry Lewis writes for the Martin Center about higher expectations for higher education. Former Harvard president Derek Bok has long lamented that our institutions of higher education largely underperform in their missions. He has now written another book making that argument. His Higher Expectations is a coolly rational analysis…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2021
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    Even a Liberal Novelist Thinks The Speech Police Have Gone Too Far

    Social media posts are forever, despite the fact that acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates is now backpedaling on her concern over the Left’s speech police. She’s backing up in the wake of a New York Post story about her reaction to a Brandeis University list of bad words. Still, her…
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2021
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    Critical Race Theory Tied Closely to Graduate School Programs

    Alex Nester of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one key breeding ground for a dangerous ideology. Tony Kinnett was working toward his master’s degree in education at Ball State University when a fellow graduate student told him he should feel guilty for being white during class. Kinnett told…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Esports and the Collegiate Edifice Complex

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about the latest example of universities engaging in questionable spending. Collegiate esports—competitive video gaming—has grown dramatically in recent years. Small private colleges and large state universities alike have built programs to attract students, grow name recognition, and pull in sponsorships. However, the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2021
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    Martin Center’s Leef Focuses on Flawed ‘Science’ of Microaggressions

    George Leef of the Martin Center writes about questionable evidence underlying the fight against microaggressions. The need to combat “microaggressions” has recently saturated America. In higher education, business, and government, programs and policies have been implemented to deal with a supposed problem that almost no one recognized until a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Focuses on Inspiring Students to Learn

    George Ehrhardt writes for the Martin Center about a key issue in post-COVID higher education. COVID-19 has revolutionized how we think about online college teaching. Until last spring, two perspectives predominated. One argued that massively enrolled online classes presented by impressive teachers or prestigious universities would increase efficiency while…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2021