Source Archives: The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

  • The Coming Crises for Christian Colleges

    An African-American pro-life speaker recently spoke at a Midwestern college and several members of the school’s student government declared the speaker “had made many students, staff, and faculty of color feel unheard, underrepresented, and unsafe on our ...

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  • Looking at Higher Ed Through Rose-Colored Glasses

    It can be tempting for college leaders to focus solely on data that support their policy initiatives—to the exclusion of other relevant information. Unfortunately, intentionally or not, University of North Carolina system president Margaret Spellings seems to have ...

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  • Be Wary of This Test

    There is a notable new testing effort afoot. It’s called Imbellus, an assessment project that has raised millions in investment capital and whose founder Rebecca Kantar recently earned a gushing profile in Forbes. Here is a

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  • Parents, Student Loans, and Government: An Unhealthy Mix

    Parent PLUS is not typically the loan program making headlines when student loans are in the news. But over the past several years, it has become a central part of America’s higher-education financing system. Under Parent PLUS, parents ...

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  • Why Does North Carolina Keep Bailing Out ECU’s Medical School?

    The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been bailed out by the state to stay afloat, but it’s hard to say how, exactly, North Carolina has benefited by doing so. The difficulty in evaluating the ...

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  • Cultural Marxism Is Real

    Samuel Moyn, a Yale law professor, recently asked, “What is ‘cultural Marxism?’” His answer: “Nothing of the kind actually exists.” Moyn attributes the term cultural Marxism to the “runaway alt-right imagination,” claiming ...

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  • What We Would Like to See in the New Year

    It’s been a remarkable year for higher education. We ranked the most important events of 2018 in last week’s article. But now it’s time to look ahead. Here is what members of the Martin Center ...

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  • The 10 Most Important Higher Education Events of 2018

    This year has been a turbulent one for higher education. From #MeToo to academic hoaxes, colleges and universities across the country have had to grapple with new problems that continue to shake individuals’ confidence in higher education. Here are ...

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  • Income Share Agreements Offer a Promising Alternative to Federal Loans

    College is expensive. Even in today’s deeply divided political climate, all Americans seem to agree on that. But while most, if not all, Americans agree that student loan debt is a big problem, the proper role of the ...

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  • Our 2018 Year in Review

    As 2018 comes to a close, we are pausing to express our sincere thanks for your support of the Martin Center. Below is a snapshot of our accomplishments, made possible by your support.

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