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James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal  

The James G. Martin Center is a continuation of of the John William Pope Foundation, and its continued support of a prudent and wise education paradigm for the people of North Carolina.

The UNC Board of Governors’ Committee on Budget and Finance voted on Wednesday to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn that’s affecting many North Carolina families.
The UNC Board of Governors’ Committee on Budget and Finance voted on Wednesday to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn that’s affecting many North Carolina families.
 
Higher education reform will only come from the outside, probably from political reform.
 
In the latest case where a male student sued his college over the unfair procedures it used to expel him, Colgate University in New York will go to trial.
In the latest case where a male student sued his college over the unfair procedures it used to expel him, Colgate University in New York will go to trial.
 
Even though Harvard won the first round in its battle with Students for Fair Admissions, a case challenging the university’s affirmative action policy, the judge did not address the deep and difficult issues that racial preferences involve.
Even though Harvard won the first round in its battle with Students for Fair Admissions, a case challenging the university’s affirmative action policy, the judge did not address the deep and difficult issues that racial preferences involve.
 
Homeschooling works. The roughly 2 million children who currently learn at home join a millennia-old practice supported by many government officials, scholars, college officials, and employers.
Homeschooling works. The roughly 2 million children who currently learn at home join a millennia-old practice supported by many government officials, scholars, college officials, and employers.
 
When I accepted an administrative position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, friends warned me that I would not fit in as a conservative.
When I accepted an administrative position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, friends warned me that I would not fit in as a conservative.
 
UNC has announced its intent to reopen all 16 campuses this fall with in-person instruction.
UNC has announced its intent to reopen all 16 campuses this fall with in-person instruction.
 
The federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to millions of college students every year—and costs the government over $30 billion annually.
The federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to millions of college students every year—and costs the government over $30 billion annually.
 
Colleges and universities around the country are proving to be easy prey to hackers with ransom demands.
Colleges and universities around the country are proving to be easy prey to hackers with ransom demands.
 
As a neurobiologist working at a local university for more than 30 years, I read Edward Archer’s provocative critique of scientific research with interest.
As a neurobiologist working at a local university for more than 30 years, I read Edward Archer’s provocative critique of scientific research with interest.
 
Most of the wealthiest universities in the country have accepted money from the CARES Act, meant to help university students weather the economic consequences of COVID-19 and state shut-downs.
Most of the wealthiest universities in the country have accepted money from the CARES Act, meant to help university students weather the economic consequences of COVID-19 and state shut-downs.
 
By now, most people who’ve attended a wealthy college—or those who tuned into the Democratic presidential debates—have likely heard or seen the word “Latinx.”
By now, most people who’ve attended a wealthy college—or those who tuned into the Democratic presidential debates—have likely heard or seen the word “Latinx.”
 
Humorless, intolerant leftist academics are a force to be reckoned with on many college campuses, and a new case at the University of North Texas (UNT) pushes the envelope.
Humorless, intolerant leftist academics are a force to be reckoned with on many college campuses, and a new case at the University of North Texas (UNT) pushes the envelope.
 
Stanley Kurtz ranks as one of this country’s most insightful critics of higher education.
 
Facebook and Twitter offer colleges tools to limit comments from the public, but using them constitutes a First Amendment violation.
Facebook and Twitter offer colleges tools to limit comments from the public, but using them constitutes a First Amendment violation.
 
On picking up What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus, one might expect a book urging those who dismiss today’s college students’ complaints about institutional racism, persistent sexism, and other societal ills to take them more seriously.
On picking up What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus, one might expect a book urging those who dismiss today’s college students’ complaints about institutional racism, persistent sexism, and other societal ills to take them more seriously.
 
In scientific research, new ideas have become harder to find. Innovation has fallen compared to 50 years ago.
In scientific research, new ideas have become harder to find. Innovation has fallen compared to 50 years ago.
 
Just a short time ago, it was commonly accepted that it is the fairest way to determine who wins and who loses in the competition of college admissions.
Just a short time ago, it was commonly accepted that it is the fairest way to determine who wins and who loses in the competition of college admissions.
 
The types of jobs available before and after the Great Recession starkly differ.
 
Here at the Martin Center, we often criticize university research. Rightly so.
 
Unforeseeable conditions caused by the coronavirus have driven universities across the country to launch online courses.
Unforeseeable conditions caused by the coronavirus have driven universities across the country to launch online courses.
 
Students across the country are taking their classes online and staying off campus.
 
On December 13th, 2019, Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz became the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
On December 13th, 2019, Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz became the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
Professor John Ellis has served on college faculties since 1963 and is now an emeritus professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz.
Professor John Ellis has served on college faculties since 1963 and is now an emeritus professor at the University of California-Santa Cruz.
 
College athletics is big business. And head coaches of successful teams have the salaries to prove it, particularly in football and men’s basketball.
College athletics is big business. And head coaches of successful teams have the salaries to prove it, particularly in football and men’s basketball.
 
The coronavirus pandemic has injected uncertainty into nearly every aspect of society—and higher education is no exception.
The coronavirus pandemic has injected uncertainty into nearly every aspect of society—and higher education is no exception.
 
Elizabeth Loftus is perhaps one of the world’s most renowned cognitive psychologists.
 
Timely graduation rates reveal a lot about how well colleges are fulfilling their academic mission.
 
What do conservatives want to conserve?
 
In the span of a few days, coronavirus has upended American higher education.
 
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
I will concentrate today on the economics of higher education—why it is so costly, and a few things we can do about it.
 
Education has lost one its most important disruptors: Clayton Christensen, PhD and distinguished professor at Harvard Business School.
Education has lost one its most important disruptors: Clayton Christensen, PhD and distinguished professor at Harvard Business School.
 
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus quickly rises in America, colleges have started to take action.
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus quickly rises in America, colleges have started to take action.
 
North Carolina public universities are more than just institutions of higher learning.
 
Once a hot degree, the MBA is now being questioned by more and more people.
 
In the spring of 2019, three professors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill conducted a study to understand free speech and constructive dialogue on campus.
In the spring of 2019, three professors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill conducted a study to understand free speech and constructive dialogue on campus.
 
Tara Westover and her family lived off the grid on Buck’s Peak, a mountainside in Idaho so remote that life there was anchored in “circles of perpetual change that, when complete, meant that nothing had changed at all.”
Tara Westover and her family lived off the grid on Buck’s Peak, a mountainside in Idaho so remote that life there was anchored in “circles of perpetual change that, when complete, meant that nothing had changed at all.”
 
It’s no secret that many of today’s students are ignorant of American history and of how American democracy works.
It’s no secret that many of today’s students are ignorant of American history and of how American democracy works.
 
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