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    Dec
    21

    Good News on Campus Free Speech

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jenna Ashley Robinson This year has brought some dismal news for supporters of free speech. The William F. Buckley Free Speech Survey revealed that today’s college students have little appreciation for freedom of action and conscience. Sixty-three percent of students are in favor of “trigger warnings.” By a 52-42% margin, students say their college […]

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    Dec
    18

    State High Court Vacates Death Row Cases

    Posted in Civitas Review, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court vacated all four cases filed under the Racial Justice Act.  All four convicted killers who had their sentences commuted to life without parole by now-retired Judge Gregory Weeks will go back to Death Row. One of the reasons that the ruling was overturned was that three of the cases […]

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    Dec
    14

    Working Hard or Hardly Working?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    By Jay Schalin University faculty workloads are becoming an important issue in North Carolina and elsewhere. The savings for just slight tweaks in productivity are enormous, in the tens of millions of dollars. (This is primarily about the research schools—the focus at the master’s level schools such as Fayetteville and the liberal arts colleges such […]

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    Dec
    02

    Who's Scanning Your License Plate?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Crime, Government, Legislative Activity By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Did you know that a new technology allows police to scan a stream of license plates as cars and trucks go by? And did you know that, until yesterday, no state law regulated how police could use that data? Some worry that the authorities could use that data to track what you are doing: when […]

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    Nov
    30

    Interstate Authorization of Online Programs is a Big Step Forward

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    By Jay Schalin Online education has not yet had the impact many expected. There are some intrinsic problems with it, such as the fact that it is much easier and quicker to explain difficult concepts face-to-face than by typing. But one of the reasons for its slow progress is completely unnecessary: protectionism by states that […]

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