Ashley Thorne

Director of Communications, National Association of Scholars. Ashley Thorne can be reached at thorne@nas.org.

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Diversity Is a Sugar-Coated Lemon

Apr 14, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

If colleges were at least honest about censoring opinions they don't like, would we be any better off?

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Arguments for Racial Preferences Losing Ground

Mar 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

As California discards a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, there is evidence that racial preferences are becoming more and more discredited.

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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Caught with Gay Books: South Carolina Punishes Colleges for Freshman Reading Choices

Mar 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

South Carolina cuts funding from college common reading programs that assign gay-themed books.

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Taking Care

Feb 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Is art worth dying for? The Monuments Men considers the value of good art and its purpose in preserving a cultural heritage.

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Full Online Access to Academic Questions

Jan 23, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS members can read Academic Questions online by creating a user account at the website of the journal's publisher.

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Test Your Knowledge: Words I Learned This Semester

Dec 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Expand your vocabulary with these linguistic terms. 

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Test Your Knowledge: Words about Animals

Dec 17, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

If animals could talk, would they call themselves by such strange names?

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Test Your Knowledge: The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Dec 11, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

What's out there? Test your stellar knowledge with this astronomy-themed quiz.

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Test Your Knowledge: Edenic Words

Dec 04, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Try your hand at this vocabulary quiz inspired by Genesis 3.

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Test Your Knowledge: A Cornucopia of Words

Nov 27, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Impress friends and family around the table with these Thanksgiving-related words.

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DOE’s Sexual Harassment Guidelines Not a “Blueprint” for All Colleges

Nov 22, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

A letter from the new head of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights indicates that the Office may be moving away from its earlier unconstitutional policies on university discipline for sexual harassment.

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Georgia NAS Chapter Sponsors Lecture on “Tenured Radicals”

Oct 29, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

On Sunday, November 3, Drs. Mary Grabar and Tina Trent will speak about the influence of radical ideology in schools of education and women's studies. 

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On the Integrity of Social Science

Oct 24, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Psychology professor Richard Redding reflects on the firestorm surrounding Mark Regnerus's recent study on children of gay parents. Dr. Redding concludes that social science has been politicized to the extent that perspectives… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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