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Purdue president says relevancy of the ‘sheepskin’ must be proven for colleges to stay viable in today’s market

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels provided the keynote address at a Manley Johnson Center event in Birmingham. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels provided the keynote address at a Manley Johnson Center event in Birmingham. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Higher education must show its relevance in the marketplace if it is to survive, said Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.

The former Republican two-term Indiana governor made the remark during an address to education, business and political leaders at a summit on higher education co-hosted by the Sorrell College of Business’ Manuel H. Johnson Center…

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Sorrell College marks a ‘first’ with the naming of MJC Fellows

Dr. Allen Mendenhall, Executive Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, visits with a student in John Lewis Hall on the Troy Campus. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)
 

For the first time in its history, the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy in Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has named eight scholars as Fellows. 

The fellowships mark a milestone for the University and the Center because it indicates an academic maturation. The appointment of the eight Fellows marks a significant achievement in the…

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Politics and the Economics of the Carbon Tax

 Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

Economists should not let the allure of an optimal tax create an impression that carbon taxation will benefit the economy. (photo/Dori)

A carbon tax involves some good economics and is probably the best way to address global warming. And yet I think that adopting the tax represents bad policy. My reservations involve the politics of policy implementation as examined by Nobel prize-winning economist James Buchanan.

Before getting to my concerns, let’s consider two other arguments against…

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Giving creates opportunities for students at TROY’s Johnson Center

The generosity of donors like Dr. Manuel H. Johnson and Dr. Harrel McKinney have created opportunities for students at Troy University,

The generosity of donors like Dr. Manuel H. Johnson and Dr. Harrel McKinney have created opportunities for students at Troy University,

The students come from all walks of life and all around the world, but all have one thing in common—they all say financial support from Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy changed their lives.

Donor support provides not only scholarships, but also defers the costs of travel to conferences, creating life-changing learning opportunities for…

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