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    Jan
    22

    Intolerance in the Academy

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    By Jenna A. Robinson Last week, a new finding about ideological imbalance made headlines all over the country. According to Matt Woessner, an associate professor of political science and public policy at Penn State Harrisburg, liberal professors now outnumber their conservative counterparts by a ratio of roughly 5 to 1. Daniel Klein, a professor of […]

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    Jan
    11

    Are College Students Wising Up?

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    By Jenna Robinson For the fourth straight year, college enrollment is down. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that this fall, enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row, down 1.7 percent below what they were last fall. Jay Schalin suggests that this might be due to […]

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    Jan
    08

    Does America Need Liberal Education More Than Ever?

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    By Jenna A. Robinson That's what Wesleyan president Michael Roth suggests in his new book, which George Leef reviews here. Leef finds that the argument Roth lays out in defense of liberal education in Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, is unconvincing: The problem is that Roth, who seems to be “preaching to members of the church of the […]

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    Jan
    04

    Just the Facts, Ma’am, on UNC

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    By Jenna A. Robinson The UNC system likes to boast that it is “one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation.” And in the eyes of higher education elites, it does have much to boast about. The system enrolls more than 200,000 students per year at 16 campuses around North Carolina—now […]

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    Jan
    01

    Ignore the Doomsayers about UNC's Spellings

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    By Jenna A. Robinson In late October, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina announced that Margaret Spellings, Secretary of the Department of Education under President George W. Bush, would become its next president in early 2016. In the days and weeks that followed that announcement, faculty groups, student protestors, and talking […]

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