Higher education (page 9)

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    Martin Center column highlights new Oklahoma higher education leader

    Brandon Dutcher highlights for the Martin Center a new innovator in higher education. A strong executive with a proven track record, though lacking a typical background in academia, is selected as president of a large public research university in America’s heartland. Quickly identifying waste, inefficiency, and high overhead costs,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    The downside of affirmative action

    Abigail Shrier’s review of Heather MacDonald‘s latest book for Commentary magazine highlights disturbing information about the impact of affirmative action in higher education. She begins with a serious discussion of the “positively sadistic” harms inflicted by affirmative action on its beneficiaries, even at California’s schools, which have…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the appointment of Dr. William Roper to serve as interim president of the UNC system. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal focuses on the investigation into a $58 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    CJ reports: Roper to take helm of UNC System Jan. 1, won’t say if he wants permanent job

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: Roper will take his seat Jan. 1. Spellings will help with the two-week transition process. She will be reachable by phone until March 1. Nothing happened to speed Spellings’ departure, Smith told Carolina Journal. “We wanted to make sure we had plenty of…
    Anna Manning, November 1, 2018
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    CJ Update: Dr. William Roper, UNC Health Care CEO, to become interim president of UNC System

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on the latest news from the UNC system: The announcement comes just one week after UNC President Margaret Spellings submitted her resignation to the board. She will exit UNC March 1. Roper, upon appointment, will take the seat Jan. 1. A long-time public servant,…
    Anna Manning, November 1, 2018
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    BREAKING NEWS: Dr. William Roper, UNC Health Care CEO, to become interim system president

    From Carolina Journal: The UNC System Board of governors will hold an emergency meeting Thursday, Nov. 1, to announce the appointment of Dr. William Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the UNC School of Medicine, as interim president of the UNC System, Carolina Journal has confirmed.
    Anna Manning, October 31, 2018
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    Martin Center column highlights link between higher education and a free society

    Roger Ream writes for the Martin Center about the role higher education plays in preserving a free society. Our challenge today, if our Republic is to survive, is to renew the unifying principles that define us as Americans—that have made us exceptional. We need to rediscover and re-embrace the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on reviving trust in higher education

    Shannon Watkins writes for the Martin Center about efforts to rebuild trust in American higher education. Americans’ trust in higher education is crumbling. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 48 percent of American adults have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education. That…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2018