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Highlights from NAS’s 2009 Fall Semester

Dec 31, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

As we head into the New Year, we look back on 30 of our most memorable articles this fall semester.

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The Best Careers Through Online Education

Dec 30, 2009 by Adam Kissel, Ashley Thorne |

By Adrienne Carlson It may come as a surprise to you, especially if you’ve always believed that online education is inferior to the traditional kind – there are certain careers where an online degree is your best chance… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Muppet Yoda or ‘Toon Yoda?

Dec 29, 2009 by David Clemens |

For 30 years, I have used Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in conjunction with Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to illustrate allusion, ambiguity, irony, anxiety of influence, medium imperatives, and narrative… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Marxists in Schools of Education Respond to NAS Article

Dec 29, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Crosspost from Two weeks ago I published an article about a Marxist journal that has seized authority in the education world. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is… Continue Reading | 8 Comments >

Che Lives?

Dec 29, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

An NAS article on a Marxist journal for educators seems to have secured the attention of some of the last remaining Marxists on earth.

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WSJ Review of Jackson Toby’s Book

Dec 28, 2009 by George Leef, Jackson Toby |

The Wall Street Journal ran a review of Professor Jackson Toby's book The Lowering of Higher Education in its December 23 edition. The reviewer, Ben Wildavsky, unfortunately buys into the standard line that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A SUNY Prof Anathematizes Sellout of Standards

Dec 28, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

In a bid to to raise tuition revenues, the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill lowered admissions and retention standards to admit unqualified applicants… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Seventh Generation Sustainability - A New Myth?

Dec 28, 2009 by Peter Wood |

One of the favorite metaphors of the sustainability movement is a phrase from the Iroquois Great Law. Or is it?

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FIRE Reports: U Minnesota Promises Not to Mandate Beliefs

Dec 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The Foundation for Individual Rights has announced that the University of Minnesota, in response to a letter from FIRE, promised that "[n]o University policy or practice ever will mandate any particular beliefs, or screen out people… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Virginia Tech Tries to Enforce Ideology in Strategic Diversity Plan

Dec 23, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Back in March, I received a leaked copy of a plan for one of the colleges at Virginia Tech.  It was a new set of guidelines for faculty promotion and tenure that would require every candidate to compile an annual record of… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Perhaps Yale Administrators are the Sissies

Dec 22, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

FIRE president Greg Lukianoff has an article in the Huffington Post about Yale' s qualms over a t-shirt with an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote: "I think of all Harvard men as sissies." Lukianoff wrote:

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Virginia Tech Reasserts ‘Diversity’ Folly: Part 2

Dec 22, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

NAS fisks Virginia Tech's new Strategic Diversity Plan, which fills the sandbags of advocacy against the rising tide of common sense.

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Robert P. George in the New York Times

Dec 21, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out this NYT article on NAS Board of Advisors member Robert P. George. 

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Online Education: Why We Need More of It

Dec 20, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

Many who argue for a return to a more traditional, rigorous curriculum are also critical of online education. In this blog, I make the case that online education can help scholars reach nontraditional audiences, a cliche to be… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

“Death to Moby Dick!”

Dec 19, 2009 by David Clemens |

 The Chronicle of Higher Education jobs list includes this gem: “The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Residence, in the area of 19th-century American literature… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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