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    Let’s not forget Duke’s summer reading dud

    UNC’s choice of Nickel and Dimed, as Jon Sanders has noted, was abominable. But let’s not forget that Duke also went for agitprop for its young minds, inflicting Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities on its incoming freshmen. I have just finished reading Sol Stern’s excellent new book Breaking Free, on the…
    Locker Room contributor, September 16, 2003
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    Nickel & Duped

    Remember how the book itself didn’t matter, because the presentations would allow for a wider discussion of the issue of low-wage workers in America? Here’s a report on one of those discussions. Students readily accepted the “living wage” malarkey, then “came to a consensus” that “the U.S. ideal…
    Locker Room contributor, September 16, 2003
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    Tip o’ the cap to NC taxpayers

    UNC-Chapel Hill wants to “raise its out-of-state enrollment cap” to 22 percent from 18 percent. In other words, UNC-CH wants to cut an additional 4 percent of slots available to North Carolinians in their public university. State lawmakers want to add insult to injury by extending in-state tuition to UNC-CH…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Coulter controversy

    Here’s another example of the left finally “getting” a conservative critique of their policies — after finding themselves in the usual position conservatives have been. (The most prominent example has been the left’s rediscovery of speech rights on campus after finding their anti-American tirades no longer tolerated — conservatives had…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Very Good News on Social Security

    Robert Novak has some great news in his latest syndicated column for the Chicago Sun Times. It seems that Rep. Jim DeMint, who is preparing a bid for Fritz Hollings’ Senate seat down in South Carolina, is filing his usual legislation for private Social Security accounts. What’s interesting is…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    A Good Briefing on Medical Savings

    You’ve probably heard the jargon and perhaps the underlying theory behind medical savings accounts as an alternative to big-government solutions or even to tax-preferred insurance in health care. There are lots of different kinds of medical accounts: MSAs, HRAs, FSAs, HRRAs, etc. A good, quick primer on the issue…
    Locker Room contributor, September 15, 2003
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    Search terms: student nose ‘monkey nut’

    When students protest college costs on this side of the Atlantic, the university provides them refreshments, lends them band equipment, even gives them bus rides. Weenies. Look what this chap did: pushed a monkey nut with his nose down Downing Street to protest student debt. He said he would…
    Locker Room contributor, September 12, 2003
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    Prof busted for child porn

    From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education online: ———- An adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati was arrested on Tuesday after police officers found on his personal computer what they described as hundreds of images and several videos depicting children, some as young as infants, engaged in sexual…
    Locker Room contributor, September 11, 2003