Category: Higher Education

  • Cooper picks three for national education commission

    Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday appointed three of the state’s highest ranking education leaders to the national Education Commission of the States. Martez Hill, Margaret Spellings, and James Williamson were named to the organization, which brings together education leaders from around the country to address education policy issues.

  • Campuses should foster free speech

    Shouting down invited speakers or otherwise disrupting campus events is an attack on freedom of speech, not an exercise of freedom of speech, and should be punished accordingly.

  • Campus free speech bill meant to bolster students’ rights

    RALEIGH —  Fifteen of the 16 University of North Carolina system campuses fall short on free-speech protections, a prominent civil-liberties group says. But a new bill, championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, may go far toward honoring students’ First Amendment rights. House Bill 527, “Restore/Preserve…

  • Threats to free speech on college campuses

    Attacks on free speech have cropped up on college campuses across the country in recent years. At the same time, official campus speech codes have been disappearing. Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, offered a progress report on free-speech issues during a speech Monday…

  • NCAA to consider N.C. for championships again

    RALEIGH — The NCAA Board of Governors has voted “reluctantly” to allow North Carolina to be considered again as a host site for college sports national championships. The NCAA announced the decision roughly nine hours after the University of North Carolina won the men’s basketball national championship game. In a…

  • Good news on campus speech codes, other challenges persist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 724: Free speech has secured at least a limited victory on college campuses across the country. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports improvement in its latest analysis of college speech codes. Robert Shibley, FIRE’s executive director, shares highlights from the new…