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Is the University Obligated to Educate Everyone?

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from NAS.org From time to time we cite without comment various items from articles, books, websites, and other sources. We don't comment on these items (at least in words), but our readers may have… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Social Role of the University…No Comment

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 1962 newspaper clipping recaps the message of a campus speaker who asked, "What is the university's fundamental social obligation?"

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Recommended Articles for 1/20/10

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NBC: Yale President Responds to T-Shirt Controversy "I think of all Harvard men as sissies" from F. Scott Fitzgerald's book This Side of Paradise (which I'm currently reading) was deemed offensive to homosexuals.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

I Applaud Jackson Toby’s New Book

Jan 20, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review the new book by Rutgers sociology professor Jackson Toby, The Lowering of Higher Education in America. Toby makes much the same case I have -- we've badly oversold higher… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Where Did the Sustainability Movement Come From?

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS's Glenn Ricketts traces the history of the sustainability movement, now dominant as a campus ideology, in a major article that will appear in a forthcoming sustainability-themed issue of our journal Academic… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Things to Come

Jan 20, 2010 by David Clemens |

Having just returned from a Foresight Institute conference on “The Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI,” I am struck by the educational implications of what I heard about transformative science and technology.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Typecasting: Why Nurses are Women, Cops are Conservatives, and Professors are Liberals

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study concludes that a stereotype keeps conservatives from becoming professors.

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Those That REALLY Teach, Can Also DO

Jan 19, 2010 by Michael Krauss |

I was pleased to read this posting in The Lawyerist, entitled Teaching Makes You a Better Lawyer.  This is so true, in my opinion, but it's self-serving when coming from the academy.  Coming from the Bar it's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Higher Education or Handholding?

Jan 19, 2010 by George Leef |

In yesterday's Pope Center piece, Jay Schalin takes a look at programs in the UNC system that aim at taking the weakest of the incoming students and giving them remedial work in basic math and English, as well as social skills,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Roots of Sustainability

Jan 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This major piece by Glenn Ricketts chronicling the history of the sustainability movement appeared in the "Sustainability" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 1).

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Gender and Science, Cont’d

Jan 18, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friend Christina Hoff Sommers, long a thorn in the side of academic feminism and Women's Studies, is no doubt going to anger them again with her recent posting about the absence of women in physics, engineering or aeronautics.… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Three Stories in Diversity News

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

1. The National Association of Scholars has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Together with the Pacific Legal Foundation, the American Civil Rights Institute,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Gloria Steinem on the Lecture Circuit

Jan 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In this Pope Center piece, Professor Anthony Papalas of East Carolina University writes about an absurd lecture given last November at ECU by Gloria Steinem. She was paid ten grand for an ill-informed rant. Wouldn't it be nice… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The NAS has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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The Price of Academic Integrity

Jan 14, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

News Busters, the blog of the Media Research Center, reports that the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) has stated that Michael Mann, a Penn State climatological researcher involved in the recent e-mail scandal,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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