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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 >

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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