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Ask a Scholar: Critical Discourse Analysis

Apr 13, 2010 by Dario Fernandez-Morera |

What does it mean to study literature and culture through Critical Discourse Analysis? Do you have any references of Latin-American authors that develop their work using this approach?

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Sustainability Report

Apr 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS had a quite a sustainability week; most notably, we got word that Stanford was voting on a proposal to make sustainability education a requirement for graduation. We wrote to the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Radical Roots of Campus Protests

Apr 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Fighting tuition increases is the innocent face of radical activism on campus. While the mainstream media reports that students are meekly rallying over the cost of college, Jay Schalin shows the dark side of recent campus protests,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Oh the Things You Can Learn at a Teacher Conference!

Apr 09, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Mary Grabar writes about her experience at a teacher conference in Georgia. Such conferences are not about mundane pedagogical matters like how best to teach arithmetic or to write good paragraphs.… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Letter to Stanford Committee: Vote Against Sustainability in Gen Ed Requirement

Apr 09, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Today NAS president Peter Wood sent a letter to the Stanford University Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy, which is voting on a proposal to make sustainability education part of a requirement for graduation.

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2009 Beneficiaries of Work by the National Association of Scholars

Apr 09, 2010 by NAS |

Report: NAS by the numbers in 2009

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Jabberwocky Watch: Hybrid Tipping Points for Turbulent Times

Apr 09, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Jargon and disconnect at a conference of DePaul University faculty and staff members on “Negotiating Change: Critical Transitions, Tipping Points, and Cataclysmic Futures.”

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Duke’s Sexual Misconduct Rules Make Students ‘Unwitting Rapists’

Apr 08, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Duke University, according to FIRE, has adopted a new "sexual misconduct" policy that can find a student guilty of non-consensual sex merely because he or she is considered "powerful" on… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Affirmative Action Grasping at Straws

Apr 08, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Martin Morse Wooster contributes a critical review of the recent book purporting to defend "affirmative action" in college admissions, No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal by Thomas Espenshade… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

To Sustain Stony Brook, Sustainability Campus Will Close

Apr 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Stony Brook University has announced that it will close its sustainability campus in Southampton due to budget cuts. Is it a ruse to recover funding or is the sustainability stronghold crumbling?

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Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 3rd Edition

Apr 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 3rd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 4-8-10

Apr 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Stories in student newspapers this week include smoking bans, gendered transit cards, sustainability, the legalization of marijuana and tea parties.

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Technology in the Classroom: Help or Hindrance?

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Jessica Custer of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) has an article at NAS.org with six considerations/questions that our expanded use of technology in the classroom raises: 1. Online searching may provide an immediate answer… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Re: Race to the Bottom?

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Candace de Russy recently noted that Massachusetts received no Race to the Top funds, despite the state's celebrated high academic standards. Peter Wood continues that thread in "Ratatat, Sissy, Bay State Boom: Obama Whacks… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

NAS Welcomes Intellectual Takeout

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out NAS's review of the online one-stop shop Intellectual Takeout! Have you or a student you know ever experienced a situation like one of these?

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