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Three UNC schools will lower their SAT admission standards next fall

Three UNC schools will lower their SAT admission standards next fall

By Jesse Saffron

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Two modest reasons to preserve the humanities

By Jane S. Shaw

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A new report could pressure weak education schools to make real reforms

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Research

Faculty Teaching Loads in the UNC System
This paper by Jay Schalin, the Pope Center's director of policy analysis, explores the teaching loads of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. It finds that the university overstates the actual teaching duties of professors and recommends that the UNC Board of Governors conduct a comprehensive study of faculty workloads.

General Education at NC State
In the Pope Center's latest report, Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis, says that North Carolina State University's general education program is "deeply flawed" because students can select from courses that are "too narrow," " trivial," and often "inspired by political correctness."

General Education at UNC-Chapel Hill
This report evaluates Chapel Hill's general education program--the school's requirements for graduation outside the major subject--in light of the traditional goals of general education.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Off the Hook
Prosecutors dropped charges against fired UNC Greensboro employees who falsified their timesheets; they will pay the university for the stolen time. In Greensboro's News & Record.

Rescind Their Degrees?
For 81 students who needed paper classes to graduate, UNC-Chapel Hill is consulting with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges before acting. In the Daily Tar Heel.

National

Application Competition
Because of glitches in the popular Common App, some of the country's elite colleges are choosing a new alternative. On Chronicle.com.

Zombie Research
In time for Halloween, the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the trend of academics writing seriously about zombies.

Higher Ed in Politics
Governors' races across the country are featuring higher education issues such as funding and college costs. On Inside Higher Ed.

Opinion

We Already Pay Them
Amateurism in college sports is a myth, and probably always was, writes John V. Lombardi. On Inside Higher Ed.

Part of the Problem
Instead of ranking schools - that often fudge admissions data - the media should offer real insights to help people make decisions, writes Steve Cohen. In City Journal.

Still Not True
Elizabeth Nolan Brown of Reason writes that MIT's "1-in-6" sexual assault statistic "suffers from the same issues that plague previous studies on campus sexual assault."

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