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Industrial relations: another academic field captured by ideology

Industrial relations: another academic field captured by ideology

By Mitchell Langbert

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When university boards of governance actually govern

By Jay Schalin

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Rename Saunders Hall: An open letter to Carolina

By Arch T. Allen

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Research

Renewal in the University
A major change is occurring on university campuses: the creation of privately funded centers and institutes that preserve the traditional knowledge and perspectives that were once at the heart of the university. This paper by Jay Schalin discusses the surge of such programs across the country.

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."

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Craziness at Cape Fear
The former president of Cape Fear Community College rescinded his resignation and demanded reinstatement. On WECT.

Private Colleges Merge
Piedmont International University will merge with Tennessee Temple University, the third time since 2004 that Piedmont will have merged with another Christian college. In the Winston-Salem Journal.

National

Massive and Expensive
George Washington University opened a $275 million science and engineering hall, reflecting ambitions to become a major research university. On CBS Local.

Where to Go, What to Do?
Students and employees are reeling from the closure of Sweet Briar. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Origin of Obama Proposal
Tulsa Community College has had success with its "free" community college program begun in 2007. On Inside Higher Ed.

Opinion

Turns Out, Graduates Can Leave
Jenna A. Robinson finds that most graduates of East Carolina's Brody School of Medicine don't stay in the state. On the Locker Room.

"Utter Exaggeration"
The oft-repeated claim that there is a "rape culture" or an "epidemic" of rape is an exaggeration, writes John Stossel. On Reason.com.

10 Big Muzzlers
Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education lists the 10 worst free speech offenders of 2014. On the Huffington Post.

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