Higher education (page 9)

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    Martin Center president focuses on cutting tuition prices

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the potential positive impact of cutting college tuition costs. In the past few years, large public universities have garnered headlines by freezing tuition. Purdue University, the Pennsylvania State System, and every public four-year university in Virginia have all frozen tuition and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019
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    Martin Center column offers conservative definition of diversity

    Avi Woolf writes for the Martin Center about a conservative approach toward diversity. Are conservatives against the campus diversity administrative machine or are they opposed to diversity itself? The argument in favor of the former seems like an easy one. Ever since debates over affirmative action heated up in…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2019
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    Martin Center column addresses credibility issues in nutrition science

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center focuses on credibility concerns in nutrition science. In recent years, psychology has dealt with a legitimacy crisis. Many influential psychological studies could not be reproduced by other psychologists, discrediting some key insights and weakening academic faith in the entire field. Nutrition science has…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on majors that pay and those that don’t

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about the link between a college major and favorable employment prospects. The College Scorecard, a Department of Education initiative that publishes data on student debt and earnings after graduation for thousands of schools, just got a major update. Previously, the Scorecard’s major…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Martin Center column endorses the history major

    Jacob Bruggeman writes for the Martin Center about the continuing value of a history major in college. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the history field has seen a precipitous decline in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in American colleges. As Benjamin Schmidt, a historian at Northeastern University, reported…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    Medicaid eats state budgets

    Pensions and health benefits for retired state employees are a significantly understated obligation for state governments, but until states actually budget money for those needs, Medicaid is the biggest threat to other state spending. The National Association of State Budget Officers reminds us of that with today’s release of the…
    Joseph Coletti, November 21, 2019
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    Young Democratic Socialists of America and Their Allies Fail to Shut Down Conservative Event at NCSU

    The North State Journal reports: Both the Young Democrat Socialists of America and an Antifa-offshoot called Smash Racism Raleigh protested an event on the NC State University campus last week. Days before the event, the two groups were also involved in an incident that led to a…
    Jon Guze, November 20, 2019
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    Martin Center column touts conservation of free speech on campus

    Jonathan Butcher writes for the Martin Center about protecting free speech on college campuses. Who cares that 20 students at the University of Wisconsin staged a protest in October 2017? Just months earlier, violence broke out at the University of California, Berkeley, after the invitation of a controversial speaker…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2019