A Higher Education Moment: The Purpose Of Higher Education

In this installment of the “A Higher Education Moment” video series, Shannon Watkins discusses the purposes of higher education.


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A Higher Education Moment: Why Reform of Academia Is Needed

This is the introductory video to a new series by the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, called A Higher Education Moment. Shannon Watkins lays out the case for reforming colleges and universities

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Free Speech on Campus with Dr. Stanley Kurtz

Dr. Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center discusses free speech on campus, institutional neutrality, and the policy progress that North Carolina has made on both of these issues. Dr. Kurtz gave this talk at our annual Summer Session luncheon, held on Friday, May 18 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Bennett Hypothesis Turns 30

Many Americans are concerned about the rise of tuition at colleges and universities. In 1987, U.S. Department of Education Secretary William J. Bennett posited a theory that large amounts of federal student aid drive up the cost of tuition. In the world of higher education, this became known as the “Bennett Hypothesis.”

Our report, “The Bennett Hypothesis Turns 30,” contains policy recommendations designed to curb the growth of university tuition and fees.