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Peter Wood on Wall Street Journal Live

Mar 27, 2015 by NAS

NAS President Peter Wood and WSJ's Mary Kissel take viewers inside the new NAS report on the campus sustainability movement. 

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AP US History:  FAQ’s

Mar 27, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts

Answers to some common questions about the new APUSH standards.

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What Others Are Saying About NAS’s Sustainability Report

Mar 25, 2015 by NAS

Since the launch of NAS's sustainability report, here's what writers, bloggers, and think tanks had to say about it.

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Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson

An in-depth report on the campus "sustainability" movement and its implications for American higher education. 

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Report Shows Campus Sustainability Movement Restricts Debate, Harms College Finances

Mar 25, 2015 by NAS

PRESS RELEASE: The NAS releases the first in-depth critical report on the campus sustainability movement. 

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Sustainability FAQs

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson

The authors of the report Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism answer frequently asked questions about sustainability and the NAS's positions.

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Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson

The authors of an NAS report critiquing the campus sustainability movement make 10 recommendations for colleges and universities. 

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Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed on Global Warming

Mar 24, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Elite journalists gathered at Columbia University say they have no need to listen to or even acknowledge skeptics of anthropogenic global warming.

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Knowledge of American History Rapidly Becoming History

Mar 23, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts

What do most students know about US history? Very little. What to do about it? Good question.

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Tucked In: The Legacy of Goodnight Moon

Mar 17, 2015 by Peter Wood

The 1945 bedtime story Goodnight Moon remains a classic invocation of peacefulness and home.

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Scholars Ask Supreme Court to Revisit Fisher and Rationales for Racial Preferences

Mar 16, 2015 by NAS

The NAS joined a petition to the Supreme Court to re-hear Fisher v. University of Texas, the case that challenges racial preferences in public university admissions.

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Introducing Development Assistant Dan Kemp

Mar 10, 2015 by NAS

Dan Kemp begins as development assistant at the NAS.

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Merchants of Smear

Mar 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Conspiracy theorists make an ad hominem attack film about climate-change doubters. 

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Letter to Members of Congress: Rein in the DoED’s Office for Civil Rights

Mar 04, 2015 by Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood urges U.S. Members of Congress to rein in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

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NAS Board Member Writes On Liberal Bias In Academia

Feb 27, 2015 by Madison Iszler

Jay Bergman, an NAS board member and professor at CCSU in Connecticut, writes about the need for intellectual diversity on college campuses. 

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