(page 10498)

  • Post

    college essay “help”

    Jay Mathews writes a column for the Washington Post that is remarkably free of educationist blather. Often he exposes the self-serving nature of the teacher unions and their administrative allies. Today, he writes about the use of specialists to fine tune college essays and you can read it here.
    Locker Room contributor, November 5, 2003
  • Post

    college costs

    There are plenty of reasons why college costs keep escalating, but this story nails down one of them: There is something like an arms race among schools to provide the most enticing amenities for students. Not only does this shed light on why it gets more and more expensive…
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    book suggestion

    Apropos of Bruce Caldwell’s appearance yesterday, I think that the summer reading book for 2004 should be The Road to Serfdom, which was published in 1944. What could possibly be more “provocative” at a liberal-dominated university than to have the students read a book that attacks the conceit that you…
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    A UNC Christian’s lament

    In USA Today: “I’m not looking to pick a fight,” says Joe Jones, 22, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of a Christian group. “I want the freedom to say what I want to say.” Well, Joe, that depends ……
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    Teacher Turnover

    A couple of thoughts. The recent reports of lower teacher turnover in North Carolina probably reflect a number of things: 1. Opportunities outside teaching have been poor, so a job in hand is worth a lot. Even if the economy is turning around in NC, we’re not there yet, and…
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    Amen to this

    In this excellent letter to the editor of the Duke Chronicle, associate divinity professor Susan Keefe says something I wish more people on university campuses ? especially administrators ? would say: quote —————– [The assumption is that] female students have no self-will to abstain from sex while…
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    OK, UNC-CH conservatives …

    Time to make your suggestions (please, no Ann Coulter*): quote ——————- The 2004 Summer Reading Program Book Selection Committee of students, staff, and faculty soon begins the process of choosing this coming year’s book. We invite all members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community to suggest titles for our…
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003
  • Post

    Big bite

    And also in the Times, check out the size of the bite that that shark took out of (the now one-armed) Bethany Hamilton’s surfboard. Interesting article too.
    Locker Room contributor, November 4, 2003