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Another Reason for the Grad School Glut

Feb 23, 2010 by Andrew Spiropoulos |

If you haven't had a chance to read this column by William Pannapacker (writing as Thomas H. Benton), you owe yourself the pleasure. (Unless you are considering graduate school in the humanities, in which case, you… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Academe Gets Curioser and Curioser

Feb 23, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

A former University of Buffalo scientific researcher, William Fals-Stewart, has been accused of using actors -- yes, hired, scripted actors -- as part of a painstaking plan to win acquittal in a misconduct hearing led by State… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Brothers in Arms

Feb 23, 2010 by David Clemens |

As an undergrad, I spent one year at Berkeley, 1968, a year full of death, riots, tear gas, and bayonets under Peder Sather’s gate.  I dressed in Levis, love beads from a head shop on Telegraph Avenue, and an Army field… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Going Green is Part of Social Integrity? No Comment

Feb 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"An Honor Code must link social integrity with ecological sustainability," says a student. Is that really so?

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Those Were the Days

Feb 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Springtime, 1968: the Great Divide in American higher education.

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Should We Blame Poor Teaching for Bad Student Performance?

Feb 18, 2010 by George Leef |

That's the subject of a debate scheduled for March 16 at New York University. Rod Paige, Terry Moe, and Larry Sand are the team arguing that we should. Teachers union president Randi Weingarten and others are on the opposing… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Radio Broadcast on Sustainability

Feb 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from http://www.nas.org Yesterday I spoke in an online radio interview on the American Freedom Alliance’s broadcast, the Western Word. The program was on “The Green… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

UA-Huntsville Murderous Prof. Was “Not Right”, Students Say

Feb 18, 2010 by Michael Krauss |

The Associated Press reports that University of Alabama - Huntsville students had banded together to let university administrators know something "wasn't quite right" about Professor Amy Bishop. "She taught by reading straight… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Absurdity of “Sustainability” in Economics Education

Feb 18, 2010 by Tyler Watts |

How sustainability education contradicts the sound teaching of economics.

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Radio: “The Green Movement and Its Discontents”

Feb 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Listen to NAS communications director discuss the rise of the sustainability movement in higher education.

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Climate Change: Inquiring Skepticism at Stanford

Feb 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

It appears as if the deepening skepticism about the once-invincible global warming "consensus" has shaken loose from what was until very recently strictly taboo. This piece by an undergraduate writer in the Stanford student paper… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Global Warming Skepticism Labeled “Scare Tactics” and “Propaganda”

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from http://www.nas.org I just read an article in the Huffington Post, “Educating the Next Generation of Sustainability Professionals,” by Steven… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Intellectual and Moral Virtue and the Huntsville Homicides

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Yesterday NAS president Peter Wood wrote "Character Lessons: What We Can Learn From the Huntsville Killings." In it he wrote:

“Higher” education is not much of a barrier against jealousy, disappointment,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Erskine Bowles to Depart UNC; Pope Center Comments

Feb 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Clarion Call, my colleague Jay Schalin writes about Erskine Bowles, who has served as president of the UNC system for five years but is stepping down to work on a problem far more daunting than improving efficiency… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

An Elbow in the Ribs: Prof-Prodding Toward Sustainability

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Campus administrators and leaders of sustainability organizations come together to think of ways to get "reluctant professors" to teach sustainability. Their answer: "Change how they think."

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