Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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In Memoriam

Nov 24, 2014 by NAS

The National Association of Scholars notes the passing of long-time members.

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Don’t Underestimate the Eco-Worriers

Nov 19, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

Climate activists have become experts at selling their secular salvation myth to millions of young people.

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Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Nov 18, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

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New NAS Membership Cards

Nov 18, 2014 by NAS

Lifetime members of the National Association of Scholars will receive official NAS wallet cards.

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Authors Wanted

Nov 10, 2014 by NAS

Textbook authors seek collaborators who have expertise in genetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

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Those Stubborn Classics

Nov 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

Colleges think classic books are irrelevant, too difficult, and too privileged. They’re wrong. 

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Common Core Standards Set by Our Elites

Nov 06, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood visited Birmingham, Alabama to discuss the Common Core with the Alabama chapter of the Eagle Forum.

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Faculty are Increasingly Skeptical about MOOCs

Nov 05, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

Faculty are becoming more hopeful about technology's ability to convey information, but are increasingly skeptical about its worth in transmitting more than just facts.

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Academic Social Science - Rousseau Redux

Nov 03, 2014 by William H. Young

William Young examines the enduring influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseu in academic social science.

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Video from Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Oct 30, 2014 by NAS

St. Francis College in Brooklyn hosted a debate between NAS President Peter Wood and Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute.

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Joseph Epstein on the Beach Books report

Oct 30, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

Renowned essayist Joseph Epstein reflects on NAS's latest report on college freshman reading. 

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Letter to Miami University President: Praise for Inviting George Will

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood wrote a letter to Dr. David C. Hodge, president of Miami University, commending him for his decision to invite George Will to speak on campus. 

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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Revisiting the Classics: Rereading William Faulkner’s Go Down Moses

Oct 24, 2014 by Glynn Custred

Glynn Custred, Professor of Anthropology at California State University East Bay, reviews William Faulkner's Go Down Moses.

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Beach Books and Blind Dates

Oct 23, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes on colleges that lower the bar for incoming students

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