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A UNC program designed to help academically weak students has not delivered
The state is spending millions of dollars on a program that each year drives roughly 300 low-performing students into a four-year university, where they tend to earn poor grades, drop out, or otherwise fail to graduate within a reasonable period of time. That's wasting taxpayer money and the time, effort, and resources of the students, faculty, and staff involved with the program.... More »
March 27, 2015

The impending surge for the University of Everywhere
The U.S. (make that the world) is on the brink of the greatest educational change since Gutenberg invented printing. That is the argument Kevin Carey presents in his new book The End of College.... More »
March 25, 2015

The police, not universities, should be handling rape accusations
Campuses are not adept at handling sexual assault issues because they lack experience, resources, and an unbiased agenda. Due process is immediately thrown out the window when we rely on the campus to punish the accused; injustice is built into the system. The customary standard, "innocent until proven guilty," is reversed when we call on colleges to adjudicate rape.... More »
March 23, 2015

Universities in Islamic nations make the same mistakes we do—but worse
Universities are great inventions, and they have a role everywhere, in areas rich and poor, Christian, Islamic, and even atheist. But the Law of Diminishing Returns applies: universities in small doses can disseminate and advance knowledge in welfare-inducing ways, but if expanded too fast, they produce dismal results at the margin. In the Middle East/North African region, this problem is aggravated by over-centralization.... More »
March 20, 2015

NLRB's pro-union ruling attacks private higher education
American labor unions are in serious decline and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become nothing more than a legal enforcer for panicked union bosses. A recent example is the December 2014 decision in Pacific Lutheran University that may force more private-sector higher education faculty to accept unionism if they want to work.... More »
March 18, 2015

It's time to treat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement with the scorn it deserves
Since we are dealing here with a movement that traffics in extremism, it is not surprising that the BDS movement is having a nasty effect on some college campuses.... More »
March 16, 2015

A university president says that America is "losing her way" in higher education
A university president says that America is "losing her way" in higher education... More »
March 13, 2015

An unusual victory for donor intent at Trinity College
Recent developments at Trinity College with the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment provide rare good news for supporters of donor intent. Here, after an over two-decade struggle, the endowment's purposes have been restored to the donor's wishes.... More »
March 11, 2015

Governor McCrory's higher education budget proposal is conservative and pragmatic
Overall, Governor McCrory's budget proposal aims to steer North Carolina's higher education institutions toward more solid financial ground while encouraging university officials to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars.... More »
March 09, 2015

How not to handle incivility in the Digital Age
A sad fact about some of today's college students—particularly those of the leftist variety—is that they place greater value on their emotions and ideology than they do on tolerance, sensibility, and free speech.... More »
March 06, 2015

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