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Radio: “The Green Movement and Its Discontents”

Feb 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Listen to NAS communications director discuss the rise of the sustainability movement in higher education.

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Climate Change: Inquiring Skepticism at Stanford

Feb 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

It appears as if the deepening skepticism about the once-invincible global warming "consensus" has shaken loose from what was until very recently strictly taboo. This piece by an undergraduate writer in the Stanford student paper… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Global Warming Skepticism Labeled “Scare Tactics” and “Propaganda”

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from http://www.nas.org I just read an article in the Huffington Post, “Educating the Next Generation of Sustainability Professionals,” by Steven… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Intellectual and Moral Virtue and the Huntsville Homicides

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Yesterday NAS president Peter Wood wrote "Character Lessons: What We Can Learn From the Huntsville Killings." In it he wrote:

“Higher” education is not much of a barrier against jealousy, disappointment,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Erskine Bowles to Depart UNC; Pope Center Comments

Feb 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Clarion Call, my colleague Jay Schalin writes about Erskine Bowles, who has served as president of the UNC system for five years but is stepping down to work on a problem far more daunting than improving efficiency… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

An Elbow in the Ribs: Prof-Prodding Toward Sustainability

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Campus administrators and leaders of sustainability organizations come together to think of ways to get "reluctant professors" to teach sustainability. Their answer: "Change how they think."

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No Wonder School Teachers Are So Superb

Feb 16, 2010 by George Leef |

Professor Mike Adams writes here about a course taught in the education school at UNC-Wilmington, where the students -- future school teachers -- are taught Black English.

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Yale Sex Week Followup

Feb 16, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Well, the festivities, seminars, workshops and other aspects of Yale's recent "Sex Week" are over, but don't fret: there's lots of follow-up information available that may tide you over until next year and beyond. The… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Fear Factory: Sexual Harassment and the Rights of the Accused

Feb 16, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

Our Illinois affiliate president weighs in on the wacky world of sexual harassment codes on college campuses.

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Calling the Kettle Black

Feb 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A Columbia professor calls global warming skepticism “scare tactics” and “propaganda.”

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Character Lessons: What We Can Learn From the Huntsville Killings

Feb 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The murders at the University of Alabama at Huntsville evince a dire need for universities to shape the character, not just the ability, of intellectually gifted individuals.

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College Math Ain’t What It Oughtta Be

Feb 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center article, Professor Robert Blumenthal of Georgia College and State University argues that the mathematics requirement at most colleges and universities these days is just a rehashing of high school topics.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Happy Academic Freedom Day!

Feb 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today is Charles Darwin's birthday, and the Intelligent Design community has declared a national Academic Freedom Day in his honor. The Discovery Institute think tank sponsors the Day, encouraging students to "speak out… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Sexual Harassment Again?

Feb 12, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

The title may be a bit misleading, since we've never suggested that genuine harrassment isn't something that needs to be dealt with swiftly and forcefully. But we've also had major problems with the kind of sexual harrassment… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Prof. Bertonneau Responds Again

Feb 12, 2010 by George Leef |

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