higher education

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    Politically Correct Gender Bias In the UNC System

    A friend of mine couldn’t believe it. She, her husband, and her teenage son had spent weeks scouring university websites and sites that cater to college-bound kids. Like so many families, they were searching for the right college, and for scholarships and grants to help pay for it. To her…
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2021
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    Time For Conservatives To Stake a Claim For Safe Spaces

    Think safe spaces are solely the purview of the Left? Watch Duke economist Mike Munger explain his view of safe spaces on university campuses – safe spaces for everyone.    …
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2021
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    Even a Liberal Novelist Thinks The Speech Police Have Gone Too Far

    Social media posts are forever, despite the fact that acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates is now backpedaling on her concern over the Left’s speech police. She’s backing up in the wake of a New York Post story about her reaction to a Brandeis University list of bad words. Still, her…
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2021
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    Intolerance On Campus

    Add Northwestern University to the list of college campuses with a vocal, intolerant student movement. Associated Student Government passed a resolution calling for the recusal of Board of Trustees Chair J. Landis Martin from Northwestern’s presidential search committee during Wednesday’s session. The bill passed with 17 votes in favor…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    “mind-numbingly stupid and blatantly unconstitutional”

    Courtesy of The College Fix, take a look at the University of Colorado-Denver’s new IT policy, which is saturated with overly broad and politically correct language guaranteed to ensnare just about anyone. Or, as the author puts it: Even by the standards of college speech codes, the University of…
    Donna Martinez, December 16, 2020
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    NEW: Board of Governors Member Steve Long: Roper & Smith Pushed ECU’s Staton Out

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis has this new development on the departure of East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton: University of North Carolina Interim President Dr. Bill Roper acted unilaterally, at the direction of Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith, to reach a termination agreement with East Carolina University Chancellor…
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
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    Carolina Journal: ECU’s Staton Resigning; BOT Member Cites Smith’s Involvement

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton will announce his resignation Monday, March 18, Carolina Journal has learned, and plans to leave the job May 3. He’ll stay until June 30 to advise UNC System Interim President Bill Roper and ECU’s interim chancellor during the transition.
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
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    Fake research and real scholarship

    Quillette asked five academics to respond to the “Grievance Studies Scandal,” fake studies sent to “prestigious” academic journals for peer review and publication.  Here is the editor’s note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2018