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My Retrospective on the PBS College Debate

Mar 03, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call is my retrospective on the debate I participated in last week. The question was the supposed need for the US to graduate more students from college in order to remain economically strong.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Data-Driven Classroom

Mar 03, 2010 by David Clemens |

I am still jazzed by the techno-pitchman’s hype last week about clickers, assessment, and SLOs, and I know clickers are the future of edubiz!  Clickers generate tsunamis of admin's holy grail—data!Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

Chivalry Lives: An Interview with Blayne Bennett

Mar 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Gentlemanliness is not dead; it's just dormant, says the Network of enlightened Women.

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Phoney Hate Crime at UC San Diego

Mar 02, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Here we go again with what's become a familiar and increasingly frequent scenario on American College campuses: another hate crime false alarm, this time at the University of California, San Diego. According to reports in the… Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

New AAC&U Study on Employer Views

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

Last Friday, the Pope Center released this article wherein I took a critical look at the latest study from the AAC&U, a survey of employer views regarding college graduates and their workforce needs. What I took issue with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

IHE Mentions the PBS Debate on College and the Economy

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

I rather expected a full article, but Inside Higher Ed today just has a "quick take" piece on the debate (topic: does the US economy need more college graduates?) I participated in last Friday evening. (Scroll down past… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Debating Diversity at Smith College…No Comment

Mar 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Two contrasting student views of the "main topic" at Smith College.

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Rhode Island High School Fires All of Its Teachers

Feb 26, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

In a bold move, Superintendent Frances Gallo fired every single teacher from Central Falls High School, one of the worst-performing schools in the state.  Gallo had offered the teachers a plan to improve school performance,… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NAS Board Member Candace de Russy Receives Educator of the Year Award

Feb 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is pleased to announce that Dr. de Russy has been honored with the Educator of the Year Award by the Queens Village Republican Club.

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Shimer College Adopts Liberty-Centered Mission Rejected by Faculty

Feb 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Tom Lindsay, president of the Great Books college, has made himself highly unpopular by insisting on a return to the ideals of Western civilization. Faculty members unanimously opposed a new mission statement which emphasizes,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Video: Saving Freedom on College Campuses

Feb 25, 2010 by Steve Balch |

Watch NAS chairman Steve Balch's remarks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference on preserving liberty in higher education.

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The Latest Academic Fad?

Feb 24, 2010 by George Leef |

"Sustainability" is certainly one of them, but in this week's Clarion Call, I focus on the way "globalization" is being used as an excuse for creating new courses such as "global diversity."

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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 >

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