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Gloria Steinem on the Lecture Circuit

Jan 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In this Pope Center piece, Professor Anthony Papalas of East Carolina University writes about an absurd lecture given last November at ECU by Gloria Steinem. She was paid ten grand for an ill-informed rant. Wouldn't it be nice… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The NAS has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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The Price of Academic Integrity

Jan 14, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

News Busters, the blog of the Media Research Center, reports that the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) has stated that Michael Mann, a Penn State climatological researcher involved in the recent e-mail scandal,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Another Dystopian Professor

Jan 14, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Over at Democracy Project, Winfield Myers illustrates anew how intellectually unsound many of our campuses have become by spotlighting the nihilistic Weltanschauung of Andrew March, a young political scientist at Yale… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

No Economics Courses Required for UNC Social and Economic Justice Minor

Jan 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

From Division of Labour, via Phi Beta Cons:

At UNC-Chapel Hill one can earn a minor in social and economic justice without taking an economics course. See for yourself here (scroll down)--the minor includes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Book Review: Voting Rights - And Wrongs, The Quest for Racially Fair Elections

Jan 14, 2010 by Ed Cutting |

A review of a new book about the Voting Rights Act by NAS Board of Advisors member Abigail Thernstrom.

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Roger Clegg on Why Race-Based Affirmative Action Isn’t Worth It

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

From Minding the Campus:

It is personally unfair, passes over better qualified students, and sets a disturbing legal, political, and moral precedent in allowing racial discrimination; it creates resentment; it… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Origin of Social Justice Education: Mill’s Utilitarianism

Jan 13, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I always thought of utilitarianism as a somewhat capitalistic hence individualistic philosophy.  I seem to remember reading John Stuart Mill's On Liberty in college and passages about the right of the British… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Tribalization of Science

Jan 13, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Two years ago I blogged that the hard sciences had not suffered the political correctness that has hamstrung the social sciences.  In response,  Frank Tipler, a mathematical physicist at Tulane, e-mailed that I was in… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Making Higher Education Count

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

How do we know whether American universities are really educating students?

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Response to Progressive Scholar

Jan 12, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Last week I posted a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class, forwarded to me by a colleague. The test was graded 100%. I quoted the exam at length and noted that sadly “A student who matriculates in this field… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

High School Reform: What Smart Students Want (and Need)

Jan 11, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

I received the following post from Concord Review editor Will Fitzhugh. This book excerpt drives home the need for high schools to emphasize more writing and research. As a college instructor of "historical research and writing,"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Marxist Education - Ho, Hum

Jan 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Apparently it's it's not a big deal to note the influence of Marxist ideas in schools of education, as long as it's done by a member of the guild. Check out this recent piece by our friend K.C. Johnson over at Minding… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Reposted from NAS.org Dear California members and readers (and anyone happening to visit California this spring), Don’t miss the following events hosted by the California Association of Scholars at… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Don’t Be Hatin’

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At NAS.org, Glenn Ricketts tells how Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

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