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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

Industrial relations: another academic field captured by ideology
Over the past few decades, much of American higher education has become ideologically left wing. You might have thought, however, that business schools could resist the trend. You'd be mistaken.... More »
March 04, 2015

When university boards of governance actually govern
It is heartwarming to see state officials do the jobs they were elected to do. Too often they have shied away from their obligations to ensure that the university system adheres to appropriate standards of scholarship.... More »
March 02, 2015

Rename Saunders Hall: An open letter to Carolina
As a UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and former member of its board of trustees, I write to urge you to recommend to the trustees that they remove Saunders's name from the building and rename it.... More »
February 27, 2015

Jobs data cannot prove that college is a "good investment"
All that the favorable job statistics for college graduates tell us is that having a degree positions you better in the job market compared with people who do not have those credentials. Many employers who need workers for jobs that require only basic abilities and a decent attitude now screen out people who don't have college degrees. Companies looking to hire for positions such as sales supervisor and rental car agent, for instance, often state that they'll only consider applicants who've graduated from college. What they studied or how well they did is largely beside the point.... More »
February 25, 2015

In North Carolina, university-backed political advocacy may be on the way out
Last week, a working group from the UNC system's Board of Governors drew national attention and student and faculty protest after it announced plans to discontinue three of the system's 237 centers and increase oversight of thirteen others. The centers slated for closure are East Carolina University's Center for Biodiversity, NC Central's Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change, and UNC-Chapel Hill's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, which was founded in 2005 by then-U.S. Senator John Edwards.... More »
February 23, 2015

Let's bring Western Governors University to North Carolina
For North Carolina, Western Governors University would be a welcome alternative to traditional credit-hour programs, particularly for adult learners who want job training and a degree—not a four-year "experience."... More »
February 20, 2015

Firing Professor McAdams: When a Catholic university collides with political correctness
Parents of Marquette students can now rest assured that their children in college will be "safe" from homophobic and other politically incorrect indoctrination; professors of philosophy will no longer consider it their "mission" (pace Socrates) to subject widely accepted meanings and values to intensive reexamination; and professors of other subjects who manage their own private blogs now know that what they formerly considered to be "free speech," even in their extracurricular activities, has now been redefined by their employers.... More »
February 18, 2015

There's a silver lining in Scott Walker's proposed $300M cut to the University of Wisconsin
Walker's proposal would make every member of the UW system a public authority—a designation that would allow the state's universities to take bureaucratic control of their own operations. This would effectively wash away the state's control over major decisions such as tuition rates, hiring and firing practices, employee compensation, purchasing goods and materials, and construction projects.... More »
February 16, 2015

"Free" community college will make a bad situation worse
In his State of the Union address, President Obama pitched his plan for making two years of community college as "free and universal in America as high school is today." He thinks it would be a great thing. But at the community college where I taught English from 2007 to 2010, Georgia Perimeter College, the joke was that it was already an extension of high school.... More »
February 13, 2015

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