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Duke Cheston


Duke Cheston worked as a reporter and writer for the Pope Center from 2010 to 2013. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied biology. At UNC, he wrote for Carolina Review, bringing attention to UNC's only conservative publication with a number of provocative articles. He won several awards, including "Best Newcomer" and "Article of the Year." Also at UNC he was administrative and executive vice chairman of the College Republicans and was elected to the Student Congress in 2009.

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Articles by Duke Cheston

Skin in the Game Aug 04, 2013
Making colleges responsible for student loan defaults may be an idea whose time has come.

Modest Steps toward Freedom and Accountability Jul 29, 2013
North Carolina's General Assembly has authorized some improvements in higher education policy.

The End of Summer Reading? Jun 30, 2013
Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina.

A Refreshing Commencement Season May 19, 2013
This yearís addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians.

Separate but Equivalent? May 09, 2013
We found some shortcomings when we compared supposedly equivalent courses at UNC schools and community colleges.

Advance to GO Apr 05, 2013
North Carolina community colleges are making it easier for students to skip remedial classes and start on college-level work.

A Common-Sense Budget for UNC Mar 24, 2013
The North Carolina governor's budget proposal provides stable funding and some directions for greater efficiency.

The Cruelty of the Hook-Up Culture Mar 07, 2013
At least one Duke University staff member is acutely aware of the problems of casual sex on campus.

The Pope Center Summer Internship Program Mar 04, 2013
Immerse yourself in conservative ideas and gain valuable research and writing experience!

Pell-Running Feb 26, 2013
Taxpayers lose $1 billion or more a year to fraudulent use of Pell grants.

Revisiting the Out-of-State Cap Feb 07, 2013
The UNC system considers changing the geographic background of its students.

Customized Waste Jan 17, 2013
Here's a state-funded program we can do without.

Bountiful Harvest or Boondoggle? Jan 06, 2013
Is the North Carolina Research Campus at Kannapolis a good way to spend taxpayer money?

The Twelve Reforms of Christmas, Part III Dec 27, 2012
We offer our final four ways to fix public higher education, especially in North Carolina.

The Twelve Reforms of Christmas, Part II Dec 25, 2012
The Pope Center continues its wish list for higher education.

The Twelve Reforms of Christmas Dec 23, 2012
The Pope Center has its own wish list. Harken!

Price Sensitivity Strikes Back Dec 20, 2012
Belmont Abbey College and a handful of others are bucking the high tuition, high discount model.

Blocking the Exits Nov 19, 2012
The UNC system may shorten the period in which students may drop a course without penalty, but itís controversial.

Students in Space Oct 30, 2012
Universities build a lot of classrooms, but use them infrequently.

The Curious Case of Overseas Campuses Oct 09, 2012
Universities are opening outposts in distant countries, but itís not clear why.

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