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Research

The State of the State University 2015
This report shows, through graphs and tables, the University of North Carolina's enrollment growth, tuition history, admissions data, and graduation rates. It provides details about student aid, student debt, the ratio of faculty to students, and the ratio of administrators to faculty. It includes information about faculty salaries, state appropriations, and state subsidy of instruction costs.

The Decline of the English Department
Authored by director of policy analysis Jay Schalin, the report investigates current trends in English departments, including why student enrollment has declined in English departments at American universities and how both internal and external pressures have led to widespread changes in the discipline's curriculum.

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.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Strengthening Transparency
A federal bill sponsored by North Carolina representative Virginia Foxx has moved forward in the house. The bill provides more transparency for students. In the Carolina Journal.

Duke Bias and Hate
"Is Duke really a hate-filled and bias-riddled entity that needs the efforts of thirty or more people over some months to find a cure?" asks Duke professor John E. Staddon. On NAS.

National

Placing Blame
A federal advisory panel has recommended denying recognition to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Fisher Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions. On Inside Higher Ed.

Contradictory Trends
Despite the Department of Education claiming new student loan defaults are decreasing, the total number of defaults is increasing. On AEIdeas.

Opinion

A Path to Coexistence
"It is a mistake to say that diversity and free expression cannot coexist," writes John Palfrey. In the New York Times.

Another Blow
"In Fisher, the Court..has helped to perpetuate a regime that weighs the color of a student's skin more heavily than the contents of her report card," writes the Editorial Board of the National Review.

Seeking an Alternative
"We need more such schools and pathways post-high school that serve a greater array of industries," writes Jeffrey J Selingo. In the New York Times.

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