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We've provided a lot of coverage to the saga of Gene Nichol, the alleged law professor at UNC, who appears to do little more with his six-figure salary than publish articles bashing Republicans.
Since 2005, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement has been on American college campuses recruiting students to join a movement to isolate Israel.
John Fennebresque's friends and coworkers call him "Czar." That appears to be a fitting nickname, for his imperious exercise of authority was his downfall as chairman of the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors.
The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, along with the massacre of nine black churchgoers last summer in Charleston, South Carolina, created racial hysteria and gave rise to an anti-intellectual movement that has now extended to American campuses
The Pope Center publishes this paper as part of our continuing effort to spur transparency in higher education. North Carolina citizens need to know if the UNC system is fulfilling its mission of discovering, creating, transmitting, and applying knowledge. The new edition of...
Affirmative action is before the Supreme Court again this week, as it rehears arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas
West Liberty University (WLU) is the oldest college in West Virginia's state supported higher ed system. I have taught there since 2007 and was promoted to full professor last year
The age of Political Correctness is coming to an end. At least that is what the vast majority of Americans and even Europeans are hoping because the recent spat on American college and university campuses has many Americans shouting, enough is enough.
The UNC Board of Governors rightly recognizes gaps in its knowledge of the law - and admits its need for coaching on the subject, said Jonathan Jones, director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center at Elon University.
The U.S. Census Bureau just confirmed what everyone already suspected: North Carolina now has more than 10 million residents. We've been adding an average of 281 people each day. That's one of the fastest growth rates in the United States.
In 1972, at the University of Georgia, our college newspaper staff opposed the proposal to change the name of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism to the Henry W. Grady School of Mass Communications
While the athletic departments at UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, and Appalachian State University prepare to collect extra revenue from the college football bowl games they'll play, a recent study by The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post, "Sports At Any Cost," reveals...
It is epidemic, it is academic, and do we take it seriously? Another, more salient question that begs to be asked: How did this pathetic behavior evolve to such a level of incredible ineptitude in such a broad swath of humankind?
Lately, tenure has come under heavy criticism, particularly from conservatives who maintain that it protects incompetent, ignorant, or indifferent teachers to the detriment of students
Governor Pat McCrory is preparing to pay up after losing a football bet to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley when the University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, 17-13, Thursday in the season opener for both schools.
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement following North Carolina State Representative Brian Brown's announced resignation
Governor Pat McCrory has selected Jonathan Kreider of Greensboro to fill the district court vacancy in Guilford County. The vacancy was created by the retirement of District Court Judge Linda Falls.
It seems shocking that, in 2015, it is difficult to fully answer the question, "What are college students learning?" After all, people can find out about admissions policies, degree programs, student debt levels, graduation rates, campus amenities, and financial aid options with the click of a mouse
They say "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions," but that doesn't really describe the whole mechanism. The reason that good intentions can cause so many problems is because they lead to actions with unintended consequences.
People in and out of the academic world have been pointing to a glaring defect in our education system for many years. That defect is the failure to teach students to write competently.
Colleges and universities are complex operations-often with billion-dollar budgets. The stakes are high: what happens on our campuses affects not only students but the society at large.
Access to higher education has emerged as a major campaign issue this year-a heartening development. But the proposals for free or debt-free college being touted by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders fail to address some of the biggest problems in higher education access
Paying for college is not like paying for other goods and services. The eventual customers, college students, may not always feel the impact of rising college costs. Instead, parents and taxpayers often subsidize much of students' tuition.
Winston Churchill famously quipped that democracy is the worst of governmental systems-except for all the others that have been tried. I'm inclined to think much the same can be said about the "publish or perish" system for choosing college faculty.
The Supreme Court held, in the 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger, that it is permissible for universities to give some students preference in admission on the basis of their race. That decision was a serious mistake and it is time to correct it.
The higher education establishment is growing worried about privatization. Should the rest of us do the same
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