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Revisiting the Classics: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Aug 20, 2014 by Mitchell Langbert

NAS is calling upon readers to submit reflections on old books. Professor Mitchell Langbert discusses how Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics offers value for students that a modern text cannot provide.

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Fall 2014 Academic Questions Highlights Western Culture and Tradition

Aug 14, 2014 by NAS

The fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions offers special essays, poetry, and reviews that illimune the foundations of Western tradition.

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Campus Activism: The Fight for Imaginary Victories

Aug 13, 2014 by Peter Wood

Campus activists fight against an imaginary villain of social injustice.

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Small Latin, and Less Greek

Aug 13, 2014 by Bruce S. Thornton

Bruce Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at California State University, Fresno, reviews Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard.

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Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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Statement on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Aug 08, 2014 by NAS

The NAS has concerns about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which could potentially encourage college communities to implicate innocent parties.

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Sustainability Triumphalism

Aug 08, 2014 by Marilee Turscak

As new reports express skepticism about anthropogenic global warming, sustainability activists proclaim their cause more boldly than ever.

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Selecting a Reforming President for the University of Texas

Aug 08, 2014 by Publius Audax

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin offers a reform plan for the university's Board of Regents.

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Saving Civilization, K-5 Edition: An Address at Great Hearts Academy

Aug 05, 2014 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood addresses elementary school teachers on the grammar school as the "engine of civilization" at Great Hearts Academy in Phoeniz, Arizona.

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Clarifying Islamic Terms

Aug 04, 2014 by Carol Iannone

The recent destruction of the Tomb of Jonah is a mystifying action. Mark Movsesian analyzes potential motives behind this conflict.

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The Resignation of Powers, President of the University of Texas: An Update

Jul 31, 2014 by Publius Audax

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin who previously gave 10 reasons why UT president Bill Powers should step down, recounts recent events leading to Powers' actual resignation.

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Letter to Lamar Alexander

Jul 30, 2014 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood writes to Senator Lamar Alexander about the Office for Civil Rights's efforts to lower standards of due process in cases of alleged sexual assault on campus.

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Should You Avoid Ivy League Schools?

Jul 29, 2014 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood responds to William Deresiewicz's provocative New Republic piece, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

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Building a Community?

Jul 21, 2014 by Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and translator of classic works, discusses how a classical common core promotes intellectual life, communion, and wonder. 

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MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

Jul 16, 2014 by Richard J. Bishirjian

Dr. Richard Bishirjian, president of online liberal arts college Yorktown University, writes on the Majorly Obnoxious Operative Costs of MOOCs.

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