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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 >

Baggage Claim at Williams

Jan 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Williams College will cancel classes to engage in "pomosexual" poetry performances, politicized art discussions, a "queering communities" panel, and "reclaiming New England's aboriginal history."

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What Good is Accreditation?

Jan 25, 2010 by George Leef |

I have long thought that accreditation is just about useless as a guarantee of quality and integrity in higher education and the article the Pope Center has just released gives additional support to my skeptical view. In it, Professor… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Cowboy Up!

Jan 25, 2010 by David Clemens |

If you are a double major in Classical Languages and English Literature at the University of Wyoming, you are saddled with a required diversity class on “literature by and about women, not men.”  The course that… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Reflections of a Community College Professor

Jan 25, 2010 by John C. Chalberg |

We present the reflections of John C. “Chuck” Chalberg, professor of American history for more than thirty years at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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North Carolina’s Scandal-Plagued Higher Ed System

Jan 22, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center article, Jane Shaw reviews the rather long list of scandals at UNC institutions in recent years. Are other states better? Or worse?

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Free Institutions Program at CUNY?

Jan 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

The City University of New York still lacks a free institutions program, and Professor Thomas J. Main of Baruch College is aiming to close the gap. 15 months ago Main came within a hair's breadth of finding funding, but the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Politics of Scarcity at Penn State…No Comment

Jan 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

"The class does not claim to present an evenly balanced assessment."

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Is the University Obligated to Educate Everyone?

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from NAS.org From time to time we cite without comment various items from articles, books, websites, and other sources. We don't comment on these items (at least in words), but our readers may have… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Social Role of the University…No Comment

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 1962 newspaper clipping recaps the message of a campus speaker who asked, "What is the university's fundamental social obligation?"

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