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.

Core Curricula off the Court

Mar 21, 2012 by Ashley Chandler |

In the midst of March madness, Ashley Chandler finds that six teams in the top 64 represent colleges and universities that provide core curricula.

Special Treatment for Star Football Players

Aug 22, 2011 by George Leef |

In case anyone doubts that it happens, read this piece from the Raleigh News & Observer. Would any other student be allowed to take a dubious 400 level course in his first semester and then take the remedial writing…

Academic Fraud and Plagiarism Scandal at UNC

Jul 11, 2011 by George Leef |

A UNC football star is embroiled in a case involving fraud and plagiarism. My former Pope Center colleague Jon Sanders has the details here. The most disturbing part of this is the "Aw, let's just forget about it" attitude…

“The First Book I’ve Ever Read”...No Comment

Apr 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A UConn senior, an athlete, reads a book for the first time.

Duke Gang of 88 Member to NEH

Jan 14, 2011 by George Leef |

A Pope Center piece tells of President Obama's appointing Duke professor Cathy Davidson, a "Gang of 88" member who was champing at the bit to have the accused lacrosse players punished for a crime that didn't happen, to…

Good Sports

Nov 19, 2008 by Peter Wood |

How the college sports industry undermines higher education

Crying Out Loud

Sep 24, 2008 by Glenn Ricketts |

Scholarships for cheerleaders but none for history readers

Olympic Ironies

Aug 15, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Perhaps the Olympic spirit reflects good, instinctual, but stifled life principles - rejected especially by higher education. Enjoy it while you can.

How You Play the Game: NCAA Sticks to Academic Standards for Athletes

May 15, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS cheers the NCAA, which doles out rewards and penalties to college athletic teams based on academic performance.