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2016 Commencement Season Relatively Calm, But Lacks Viewpoint Diversity

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At Marquette, Honesty, Free Speech, and Tenure No Match for Political Correctness

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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

UNC Scandal
"Boiled down, it's an issue of whether the entire system is about handing out degrees or actually educating its students," writes Dennis Dodd. On CBS Sports.

Stepping Down
Duke University president Richard Brodhead will step down on June 30, 2017, after 13 years in the position. On WRAL.


Maryland New Voices
Under a new law, student journalists at Maryland high schools and colleges are guaranteed the ability to exercise freedom of speech. On the College Fix.

Denouncing Campus Culture
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg denounced safe spaces and trigger warnings during a commencement address to the University of Michigan. On the Daily Caller.

Leaving the Big Time
The University of Idaho has become the first university to ever drop out of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, the highest level of college football. On Inside Higher Ed.


The New Counter-Culture
"A culture war is brewing on campus, and students are realizing that the real extremists are leftists," writes Taylor Samuelson. On the College Conservative.

Inflating Statistics
"[The survey's] primary goal appears to be to confirm preexisting beliefs about the existence of a campus sexual assault epidemic," writes KC Johnson. On Minding the Campus.

A Paranoid Fantasy
"For most college students, contrary ideas could only be found if they ventured into the dusty shelves of the library," writes George Leef. On the Freeman.

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