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Here's a message from the University Office of Financial Aid and Duplicity

Here's a message from the University Office of Financial Aid and Duplicity

By Jane S. Shaw

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Duke University's resident porn actress delivers articulate lecture about tuition and free markets

By Harry Painter

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The documentary "Ivory Tower" may spark more debate over higher ed's big problems

By Jesse Saffron

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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

Return on Investment
Governor Pat McCrory told the UNC Board Friday that he wants faster paths to degrees and to focus on degrees that earn good jobs. In the Raleigh News & Observer.

Anna Smith's Body Found
A passerby discovered the body of Anna Smith, a student who had been missing for 11 days; she may have killed herself after a reported assault. In the Charlotte Observer.

National

Academe Goes Adjunct
In a series of videos, Chronicle of Higher Education reporters discuss the trend toward part-time work in academia.

Parted on Bad Terms
Penn State college students working at a local Chipotle quit and closed it down for a day because of "borderline sweatshop conditions." On Campus Reform.

Abortion Challenge
Seven employees of Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic school, are filing a federal challenge to the abortion coverage mandate at LMU. On the College Fix.

Opinion

Let Me Google That for You
Jay Schalin of the Pope Center writes that the UNC Board does not seem to have given Elizabeth City State's new chancellor basic scrutiny, despite "vetting" her. On See Thru Edu.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Defender
"Thank you for protecting us from having to listen to uncensored ideas and make up our own minds, Yale Muslim Students Association," writes Yale professor David Gelernter. On National Review Online.

Replace the NCAA?
Donna Lopiano and Gerald Gurney argue that the federal government should establish a new organization to replace the NCAA that is exempted from antitrust laws. On Inside Higher Ed.

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