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Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part I

Mar 12, 2010 by George Seaver |

Public virtue in the ancient republics meant moral excellence necessary for political stability and achievement in government.

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Yuri Glazov and the Fight for Liberty

Mar 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A professor who challenged the cruel oppression of the Soviet Union serves as an example for us today.

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Critical Discourse at Princeton

Mar 11, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Remember Sex Week at Yale last month? I know it's over until next year, but take heart: Princeton is apparently maintaining Ivy League standards with a talk on pornography by a real pro -"feminist pornographer" Tristan Taormino,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Higher Ed = Economic Growth Myth

Mar 11, 2010 by George Leef |

Today's Wall Street Journal has a letter from Rep. John Garamendi (D - CA) who says that he's siding with the protesting students because raising tuition is "bad economics." Why is it bad to insist that heavily subsidized… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Anger’s Not the Answer: Peter Wood on NPR

Mar 11, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Are you mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Maybe you should reconsider, says NAS president Peter Wood.

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The Liberal Arts Belong in Liberal Democracy: A Response to Martha Nussbaum

Mar 11, 2010 by Keith Whitaker |

Nussbaum’s apparent defense of the liberal arts turns out to be just another rallying cry for diversity and socialism. But the liberal arts should give citizens the knowledge to understand the worth of freedom and the humanity… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Disparate Impact and Higher Education: Here Comes the DOE

Mar 11, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Since the 1971 Supreme Court case Griggs v. Duke Power Company, employers have been held liable for using hiring tests on which minorities perform worse than non-minorities. The liability may become greater with the new crack-down… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

NAS Members, Are You Getting AQ on Time?

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from http://www.NAS.org NAS members, have you been getting your issues of Academic Questions on time? We have received some complaints from members who did not… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

10 Myths That the University Doesn’t Let Die

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Pope Center, Jay Schalin has a great article listing 10  discredited ideas propagated by colleges and universities. He says academics "tend to live in a theoretical universe, while the rest of America deals with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Obama-Care Meets Obama-Ed

Mar 10, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The health care bill isn't the only government takeover Obama is seeking to pass through "reconciliation." He's also looking to take control of the student loan industry.

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Expanding Enrollments, Declining Standards: American Higher Ed Prepares to Take the…

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Do we really want to do to higher education what we have to K-12 education? We might achieve the hollow boast of the most college-credentialed citizenry in the world who also happen to be among the worst-educated.

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Is NAS Anti-Science? A Reply to a Critic

Mar 10, 2010 by Peter Wood |

NAS responds to accusations leveled at our article on Al Gore and global warming science.

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Reply to Bruff

Mar 09, 2010 by David Clemens |

Dr. Derek Bruff takes issue with my satire on the use of clickers (“The Data-Driven Classroom,” March 3, 2010).  His comments, professional and sincere, are also provocative at a time when many colleges are in… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Fewer Administrators Than Faculty Members Saw Pay Cuts Last Year

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

So reports Robert Shibley at FIRE. He writes:

[T]his serves as evidence that the emphasis of the modern university seems more and more to be on regulating students (not just their behavior, but their expression)… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Support an NAS Intern, Revive Our Colleges

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our new Facebook Causes page to raise funds for an NAS intern! http://apps.facebook.com/causes/457667/13839634 Please consider joining the cause and donating… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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