Follow Claremont McKenna ‘s Example

Elliot Kaufman argues that more universities should follow Claremont McKenna College' good example: The college punished students who violently protested a visiting speaker, Heather Mac Donald. In National Review.

Bachelor and Associate Degrees Lead to Jobs

New research from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that bachelor and associate degrees "lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs." On Inside Higher Ed.

Cost of College and Administrators

According to a new report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the sharp increase in administrative staff at universities has contributed to the rising cost of college. On Intellectual Takeout.

NCAA Correspondence With UNC

A correspondence between UNC Chapel Hill and the NCAA was released yesterday afternoon. The NCAA requested that UNC coaches Roy Williams, Sylvia Hatchell and Larry Fedora attend a NCAA hearing on August 16. In the Daily Tar Heel.

Coding School to Close

The code school Iron Yard Academy will be closing its doors in the Triangle. Some CEOs in Durham are surprised, but others say that the program was too short to train students beyond the basics of coding. In the Triangle Business Journal.

Loan Forgiveness to Cost $24 Billion

According to Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute, the loan forgiveness program is now estimated to cost over $24 billion in the next 10 years.
On American Enterprise Institute.

For-Profit Graduate Schools

Sandy Baum, a senior fellow in the education policy program at the Urban Institute, reports that African-American men and women make up nearly a quarter of enrollment at for-profit graduate schools. On Inside Higher Ed.

Limit Administrative Spending

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently released a new report on administrative spending, and provides suggestions on how governing boards can both be aware of and limit it. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Higher Rates of Drinking at Duke

A fall 2016 survey by the American College Health Association shows that Duke undergraduates consume alcohol at a rate nearly "10 percent higher than the national average." In the Chronicle.

Professor: No Sympathy For John McCain

A professor at San Diego State University recently said, in regards to Senator John McCain's recent diagnosis: “I find myself annoyed at the groundswell of good wishes for John McCain...McCain is a war criminal." On the College Fix.