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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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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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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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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?

De-Growth Conference…No Comment

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Participants at a meeting in Vancouver will look for ways to shrink the economy in the name of sustainability.

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Back to the Future: The New Campus Radicals

Apr 07, 2010 by Jay Schalin |

Fighting tuition increases is the innocent face of radical activism on campus. Recent protests led by college students have been rallies to transform civil society according to redistributive principles.

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Ark of Hope for the Earth Charter…No Comment

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The UN sustainability manifesto endorsed by many U.S. colleges and universities has its own 200-pound "ark" for transportation.

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Why Aren’t More Women STEM’in?

Apr 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week I published "Bias, Barriers, or Biology" in response to the AAUW's March report Why So Few? on why fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). I argued that while… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Politics of Professors - Again

Apr 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a piece at yesterday's Inside Higher Education which examines some new research on the ideological orientation of the professoriate. The authors of the study, Neil Gross and his University of British Columbia graduate… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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