Higher education (page 9)

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    Martin Center column offers warning about new test

    Mark Bauerlein urges Martin Center readers to beware of a new development in testing. There is a notable new testing effort afoot. It’s called Imbellus, an assessment project that has raised millions in investment capital and whose founder Rebecca Kantar recently earned a gushing profile in Forbes. … ……
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a proposal to use $98 million in state bonds for upgrades to UNC-Chapel Hill sports stadiums. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of rules in the debate over electoral redistricting.
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2019
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    Double Standards at UNC Asheville?

    According to Campus Reform: The University of North Carolina-Asheville is defending a decision to host Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory for a lecture, despite concerns of alleged anti-Semitism on her part. … On one occasion, Mallory called black nationalist minister Louis Farrakhan “the GOAT,” or…
    Jon Guze, January 9, 2019
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    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way in National Review on ECU Bailouts

    National Review reports on ECU medical school bailouts, with comments from Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: You might think that a state medical school could operate without the need for periodic bailouts from the government. Maybe most do, but not the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dan…
    Anna Manning, January 9, 2019
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    Martin Center column targets link among parents, student loans, and government

    Preston Cooper writes for the Martin Center about an “unhealthy mix” involving college student loans. Parent PLUS is not typically the loan program making headlines when student loans are in the news. But over the past several years, it has become a central part of America’s higher-education financing system.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    The most influential education scholars in North Carolina

    Today, Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute released the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.  The rankings examine the influence of academics who write about education policy. Only two scholars from North Carolina made the cut: Duke University professors Helen Ladd (#54) and Charles Clotfelter (#75).  Nine scholars from my…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that high-profile East Carolina University supporters are publicly backing embattled Chancellor Cecil Staton. John Hood’s Daily Journal makes a case for eminent domain reform to protect N.C. property rights.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2019
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    CJ reports: UNC Board Chairman Smith backs off promise to stay away from ECU

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: The leader of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has abandoned his promise to cut all ties with East Carolina University. BOG Chairman Harry Smith has a controversial relationship with ECU, his alma mater and the third largest university in the UNC…
    Anna Manning, January 8, 2019