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Early Vacations and Entitled Students

Feb 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Has self-esteem education gone way too far?

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Peter Wood on Anger Today

Feb 01, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS President Peter Wood speaks on anger and civility in the public square.

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Tom Bertonneau on Our “Media Savvy” Students

Jan 29, 2010 by George Leef |

Tom Bertonneau, who has previously written some excellent articles for the Pope Center on the difficulties of teaching young Americans who disdain reading, today begins another series of pieces. This one takes a scornful look at… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Kaleidoscope or Rubik’s Cube? The AAUP’s Academic Freedom Scholarship

Jan 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS congratulates the AAUP on the launch of its new Journal of Academic Freedom.

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Apple iPad and College?

Jan 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its latest super-cool gadget the iPad: a cross between an iPhone and a Mac laptop. Some people are comparing it to Amazon's reader the Kindle. Some are pondering whether the iPad will come to replace… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

NAS President Peter Wood to Appear in Radio Interview

Jan 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS President Peter Wood will be speaking in a live radio broadcast this evening at 5:17 P.M. He will be interviewed by Dr. Russell Moore on the Albert Mohler program, on the topic of how Christians should respond to the state… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Origins of Social Justice Education: Kohlberg’s Moral Maturity Theory

Jan 28, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I am in the middle of Reimer, Paolitto and Hersh's Promoting Moral Growth from Piaget to Kohlberg as part of research on business ethics. Kohlberg claims that as children mature they develop greater capacity for ethical deliberation… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The State of the University

Jan 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

What President Obama's State of the Union address means for the future of higher education.

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Howard Zinn, Silent

Jan 28, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, has died.

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Recommended Articles for 1/27/10

Jan 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS: Baggage Claim at Williams Williams College will cancel classes to engage in "pomosexual" poetry performances, politicized… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Congratulations to ACTA President on NACIQI Appointment

Jan 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

We just received a press release from our friends at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) with some good news:

Anne D. Neal, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, has just been… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Rap Battle of the Economists: Keynes vs. Hayek

Jan 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

One principle NAS upholds is civil debate in scholarship. To that end, this rap battle from econstories.tv seems relevant: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk&feature=player_embedded#]

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Should We Reassess the Grutter Decision?

Jan 27, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about an essay by former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor in which she expresses some reservations about the Grutter decision in 2003 -- the decision that upheld… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Four Rented Rooms and a Big Idea: Shimer College at the Crossroads

Jan 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A tiny Great Books college in Chicago encounters a clash of ideas.

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UMass Med School Will Reserve 12 Seats for Minorities and Low-Income Students

Jan 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Boston Globe reports:

Under an initiative set to be finalized today, the state’s only public medical school will partner with UMass campuses in Boston, Amherst, Lowell, and Dartmouth to create… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >
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