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Unimaginable Calamity

Mar 04, 2010 by Peter Wood |

How does global warming doctrine's foothold in higher education fit with the integrity of science?

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Sustainability Links

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Articles of note on campus sustainability - of special note is UF's "40 days of change" leading up to Earth Day. Is Earth Day the new Easter?

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Articles of Interest This Week

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of must-reads in higher education news.

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Diversity or Bust

Mar 03, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a piece in today's Chronicle of Higher Education which glows with admiration for the tenacious, aggressive and ultimately successful efforts of Rochester Institute of Technology to "diversify" its faculty. What… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CSU-Chico Announcement: Baby Steps to Sustainability

Mar 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS takes an interest in the internal messages communicated on campus. One message we've noticed is a push to get students and employees to make small changes in their daily habits: to give up basic things like cafeteria trays,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

My Retrospective on the PBS College Debate

Mar 03, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call is my retrospective on the debate I participated in last week. The question was the supposed need for the US to graduate more students from college in order to remain economically strong.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Data-Driven Classroom

Mar 03, 2010 by David Clemens |

I am still jazzed by the techno-pitchman’s hype last week about clickers, assessment, and SLOs, and I know clickers are the future of edubiz!  Clickers generate tsunamis of admin's holy grail—data!Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

Chivalry Lives: An Interview with Blayne Bennett

Mar 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Gentlemanliness is not dead; it's just dormant, says the Network of enlightened Women.

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Phoney Hate Crime at UC San Diego

Mar 02, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Here we go again with what's become a familiar and increasingly frequent scenario on American College campuses: another hate crime false alarm, this time at the University of California, San Diego. According to reports in the… Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

New AAC&U Study on Employer Views

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

Last Friday, the Pope Center released this article wherein I took a critical look at the latest study from the AAC&U, a survey of employer views regarding college graduates and their workforce needs. What I took issue with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

IHE Mentions the PBS Debate on College and the Economy

Mar 01, 2010 by George Leef |

I rather expected a full article, but Inside Higher Ed today just has a "quick take" piece on the debate (topic: does the US economy need more college graduates?) I participated in last Friday evening. (Scroll down past… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Debating Diversity at Smith College…No Comment

Mar 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Two contrasting student views of the "main topic" at Smith College.

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Rhode Island High School Fires All of Its Teachers

Feb 26, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

In a bold move, Superintendent Frances Gallo fired every single teacher from Central Falls High School, one of the worst-performing schools in the state.  Gallo had offered the teachers a plan to improve school performance,… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NAS Board Member Candace de Russy Receives Educator of the Year Award

Feb 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is pleased to announce that Dr. de Russy has been honored with the Educator of the Year Award by the Queens Village Republican Club.

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Shimer College Adopts Liberty-Centered Mission Rejected by Faculty

Feb 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Tom Lindsay, president of the Great Books college, has made himself highly unpopular by insisting on a return to the ideals of Western civilization. Faculty members unanimously opposed a new mission statement which emphasizes,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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