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Why College Education Is Becoming Obsolete

May 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting opinion piece by Seth Godin called "The Coming Meltdown in Higher Education (as Seen by a Marketer)" [subscription required]. Godin suggests alternatives to the four-year… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Collegiate Press Roundup 05-06-10

May 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists take the measure of European Islamophobia, holistic education, Spanish LGBT culture, bullying studies and racism in the Tea Party movement.

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For Members Only: Feminism on Campus Today

May 06, 2010 by Karin Agness |

This essay on campus feminism appeared in the "Student Culture" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 2).

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UNC’s “Economic and Social Justice” Minor

May 05, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the "Economic and Social Justice" minor offered at UNC-Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, the minor is the brainchild of a far-left professor who wants to turn out students… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Sustainability News 05-05-10

May 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In sustainability news this week are 'green' graduation garb, Unity College's newly enlisted energy monitor, the 'new era' of sustainability, and a political science professor's debunking of the organic… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

College Students Aspire to Be Citizens of the World

May 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Over at NAS.org, we occasionally re-post one or two pieces from the same month a year ago in order not to lose sight of some of NAS's best articles and the ones that have received the most attention. Today we re-post an article… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

What Academia Could Learn from the Business World

May 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Results-based accountability, for one thing, writes NAS board member Herbert London in his editorial, "Profit vs. Proselytizing: Business Lore and Academic Practice."

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Schools and Groups Train Young Eco-Warriors to ‘Green’ Their Parents

May 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Children today are getting a strong message from their schools, extra-curricular activities, and popular culture: "You need to help your parents live greener." Reinforcing this message are campaigns such as GreenMyParents,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Toward Truth in Testing

May 03, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

It seems that some teachers and administrators, when offered incentives (within systems such as No Child Left Behind) for boosting students' test scores, act unethically to inflate them. The Manhattan Institute's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Bob Lerner, In Memoriam

May 03, 2010 by Steve Balch |

NAS remembers Bob Lerner, one of our first members and a brilliant statistician.

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My Thoughts on CLS v. Martinez

Apr 30, 2010 by George Leef |

Should campus groups be able to limit membership only to those who share a set of beliefs? Put it that way and the matter seems pretty innocuous. Ah, but if you state that in a pejorative way -- should they be allowed to discriminate… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Radio Segment on ‘Indoctrinate Our Kids and Green My Parents’

Apr 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A discussion on the consequences of urging children to monitor their parents' energy and water use in the home.

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Ayers Has the Right to Speak

Apr 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Chairman Steve Balch defends the right of Bill Ayers - former leader of the radical communist group the Weather Underground to speak at the University of Wyoming. "We need more debate rather than less at our universities and,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CAS Letter to California Assembly: Do Not Pass Racial Preferences Bill

Apr 29, 2010 by John Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars urges the State Assembly not to pass a bill that will overturn Proposition 209 and allow the use of racial preferences in university admissions.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 4-29-10

Apr 29, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists take on the wimps at Comedy Central, immigration reform, the broadening of horizons gained by overseas travel, feminist pornographers and the malaise that

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