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Summer 2015 Issue of Academic Questions

The newest issue of Academic Questions is now available.

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Connecticut College Must Defend, Not Denounce, Professor Pessin

The NAS condemns the vilification of Professor Andrew Pessin

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Scholars Challenge APUSH

100 scholars and teachers say the new AP U.S. History course ignores U.S. exceptionalism.

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12-Page Version of Sustainability Report

A distillation of our key findings on the campus sustainability movement. 

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Official positions taken by the National Association of Scholars

Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars

Ashley Thorne

Executive Director, National Association of Scholars

Rachelle Peterson

Research Associate, National Association of Scholars

Michael Toscano

Director of Research, National Association of Scholars

Glenn Ricketts

Public Affairs Officer, National Association of Scholars

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Academic Social Science and the Group

Jul 28, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the social sciences' shift of focus from the individual to the group.

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Whose Side Are You On?

Jul 17, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

The fossil fuel divestment campaign declares war on free speech.

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The Enigma of Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Malcolm Kline |

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

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Why College Professors Need Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Russell Eisenman |

Professor Russell Eisenman argues that tenure is a necessary safeguard for professors.

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Bill McKibben Responds to NAS Questions on Divestment

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Prominent sustainability activist Bill McKibben offers some answers to questions posed by NAS. 

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The Remarkable Class of 2015 Must Save the Planet

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

From Bill Nye to Barack Obama, commencement speakers across the country encouraged the class of 2015 to "change the world" by changing the planet. 

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Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

Jul 23, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

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Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

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