University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

Forfeiting Education: Sports and Collegiate Culture

Feb 06, 2015 by Madison Iszler |

The recent college sports scandals at UNC and elsewhere reveal deeper problems in the current culture of higher education.

Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

Rise Up, UNC Alumni

Feb 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Alumni should insist that the University of North Carolina do something about its weak general education requirements, writes alum Arch Allen.

Rotten to the Core?

Oct 31, 2013 by George Leef |

A Pope Center report finds UNC-Chapel Hill's general education curriculum stuffed with trendy, politicized courses.

“Residence Life” Resurrected

Aug 21, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef on the divisiveness of a diversity-oriented housing program at UNC.

New Chancellor at UNC—Good Move or Blunder?

Apr 17, 2013 by George Leef |

Carol Folt, chancellor-elect comes from Dartmouth, an Ivy League college that has one-seventh the students and no athletic scholarships.

“Fixing” UNC’s African American Studies Department

Jan 23, 2013 by George Leef |

Jay Schalin writes for the Pope Center on UNC's new hire.

Colleges Use Space Inefficiently

Oct 31, 2012 by George Leef |

The poor utilization of campus space is one of the many reasons why higher education costs too much.

Stop Treating Trustees Like Mushrooms

Aug 22, 2012 by George Leef |

Most college and university trustees are generally kept in the dark; they need independence to get the right information.

Lacking Critical Scrutiny and Oversight

May 16, 2012 by George Leef |

Black Studies programs have not had critical scrutiny and oversight, but that might change.

UNC Hosts Stage Adaptation of Common Book Assignment ‘Eating Animals’

Nov 30, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

This fall the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted several events related to its common reading assignment, Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer. 

Faculty Productivity

Jan 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Duke Cheston writes about his findings regarding the UNC political science department. Have tenured faculty engaged in some successful "rent seeking" to reduce the amount of teaching time they…

What’s the Value of Freshman Composition Courses?

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

Here's an essay about a composition course at UNC that was a waste of time.  No student, who wanted to improve his writing, would buy a course like this in a stand-alone, free market transaction.

Are Universities Our “Engines of Innovation”?

Nov 22, 2010 by George Leef |

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp recently published a book in which he maintains that universities are the country's "engines of innovation." In today's Pope Center article, however, Jay Schalin runs that notion past a real inventor…

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