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College Common Readings: Trapped in the Present

Jul 31, 2015 by Peter Wood

University common reading programs fail to show students the value of learning from the past. 

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Bias-Free Language Obscures the Real Issue: Character

Jul 31, 2015 by Aaron Mikat

A University of New Hamphsire guide to "bias-free language" is more concerned with words than with what really matters.

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Academic Social Science and the Group

Jul 28, 2015 by William H. Young

William Young examines the social sciences' shift of focus from the individual to the group.

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Whose Side Are You On?

Jul 17, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

The fossil fuel divestment campaign declares war on free speech.

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The Enigma of Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Malcolm Kline

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

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Why College Professors Need Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Russell Eisenman

Professor Russell Eisenman argues that tenure is a necessary safeguard for professors.

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Bill McKibben Responds to NAS Questions on Divestment

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Prominent sustainability activist Bill McKibben offers some answers to questions posed by NAS. 

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The Remarkable Class of 2015 Must Save the Planet

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

From Bill Nye to Barack Obama, commencement speakers across the country encouraged the class of 2015 to "change the world" by changing the planet. 

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Donate to NAS by Shopping on Amazon

Jul 09, 2015 by NAS

You can now use Amazon Smile to give 0.5% of your purchases to NAS.

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“Diversity” and “Inclusion” Litmus Tests for Tenure

Jul 08, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

Virginia Tech is now asking candidates for promotion and tenure to prove their "active involvement in diversity and inclusion."

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Rachelle Peterson on WSJ Live

Jul 02, 2015 by NAS

The fossil fuel divestment fad indulges fantasy rather than grappling with economic realities. 

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Supreme Court to Rehear Fisher Case

Jun 30, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to revisit an affirmative action case - and hopefully end race-based admissions policies.

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Introducing Development Intern Spencer Kashmanian

Jun 29, 2015 by NAS

Spencer Kashmanian begins a summer internship at NAS.

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Introducing Communications Intern John Sailer

Jun 29, 2015 by NAS

John Sailer begins his Summer 2015 Internship with NAS.

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Black No More

Jun 26, 2015 by Jonathan Bean

The case of Rachel Dolezal highlights the relevance of the satirical novel Black No More.

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