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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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Documenting Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Apr 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS seeks to identify academics who believe they have been denied hiring or promotion on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex.

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Apr 07, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

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The National Association of Scholars Calls for True Liberty and Fairness at Bowdoin…

Apr 07, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: A year after the release of What Does Bowdoin Teach? the NAS summons liberal arts colleges to give fair treatment to people across the political and religious spectrum. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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Videos from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College

Apr 03, 2014 by NAS |

All lectures from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College are now available for viewing.

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What I Learned in Sustainability School

Apr 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Rachelle DeJong recounts her final thoughts on an eight-week MOOC on Sustainability.

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Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Despite technological advances that have made most other industries more efficient, "path dependency" has kept higher education stuck in the past. Can MOOCs be the solution?

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Scholars Endorse the Interrobang

Apr 01, 2014 NAS |

The National Association of Scholars has published a report studying an underrepresented punctuation mark.

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Common Core Mathematics Standards

Mar 31, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Professor William McCallum remarks on college readiness in Common Core’s mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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SPLC: Usefulness Outlived?

Mar 28, 2014 by George Yancey |

Academic Questions author George Yancey surmises that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to be labeled as simply another progressive interest group. 

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Inequality, or Crying Wolf?: Spring AQ Examines Academia’s Latest Preoccupation

Mar 28, 2014 by NAS |

The Spring 2014 AQ examines academia's obsession with inequality and highlights the ways in which bias incidents have been exploited and exaggerated.

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Prager U: What is Social Justice?

Mar 27, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jonah Goldberg calls the term 'social justice' a catchall phrase used to advance political agendas.

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