Category: Higher Education

  • Fewer students major in humanities

    Too many professors prefer to teach courses based on their own narrow, often idiosyncratic research interests rather than teaching about the great ideas, institutions, people, and works of art that students actually want to study.

  • On Prof. Mike Adams’ suicide, one year later

    So a year ago, I learned that my friend killed himself. My friend was a tenured professor in the UNC system, the Wilmington campus. He was an award-winning teacher notorious for speaking truth to power — and for being unapologetically provocative in so doing. It’s why the university tried to…

  • The Nikole Hannah-Jones debacle was all manufactured outrage

    The narrative of the Nikole Hannah-Jones saga that has engulfed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been pretty straightforward: Evil Republicans on the Board of Trustees unexpectedly deny the fundamental academic right of tenure to a black female journalist because of politics and racism. The reality is…

  • Is N.C. media whitewashing radical demands of black UNC Students?

    Triangle-based media outlets have been extensively reporting various issues surrounding Nikole Hannah-Jones declining to accept an offer of employment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Several media outlets are reporting on UNC-Chapel Hill black student leaders and organizations’ demands from campus administrators. On July 7, the…

  • Lessons from the UNC tenure debacle

    When I was asked to join the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005, I never dreamt of asking for tenure, even though I was a national, if not global, thought leader in a major and growing field of study. I was hired to create and teach the MBA courses on…

  • The parasite of a socialist culture

    While many will discuss the economic prevalence of socialist ideas among the youth of our society, the socialist grip on our culture is perhaps neglected. Socialism manifests in various ways in our everyday lives, even when we’re not talking about the economy. The upcoming generation of mothers, fathers, coworkers, neighbors,…