Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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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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Spring 2015 Academic Questions Is Available

Feb 26, 2015 by NAS

The Spring 2015 issue of Academic Questions (volume 28, number 1) is now available.

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Introducing 2015 Intern Madison Iszler

Feb 25, 2015 by NAS

Madison Iszler begins an internship at the NAS.

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Education: That a Republic Is Only One Generation Old

Feb 25, 2015 by George Seaver

An argument for why the part of education that is civic virtue, as seen throughout history, is essential to the survival of a republic.

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Academic Freedom on Trial: Adams v. UNCW and the Welcome Erosion of Garcetti

Feb 24, 2015 by Mike Adams

Mike Adams writes for Academic Questions on his legal victory against UNCW and how this case has served to advance academic freedom.

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Assault by the DOE

Feb 23, 2015 by Robert Carle

In Academic Questions, Robert Carle writes on why sexual assault cases should be decided by courts, not by campus rape tribunals, which have an abysmal record of mishandling cases and issuing weak sentences.

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Free Speech (Or Lack Thereof) in Britain

Feb 20, 2015 by Madison Iszler

The UK-based publication spiked has ranked higher education institutions according to their support for freedom of speech.

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Campus Centers Sowing the Seeds of Important Ideas

Feb 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

Campus-based programs are helping to restore rising generations’ attention to important but increasingly neglected ideas.

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There’s No App for That

Feb 18, 2015 by Dan Kemp

American colleges and universities are searching for ways to overcome student addiction to technology and its effect on classroom instruction. Will they work?

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Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Feb 17, 2015 by Madison Iszler

Peter Wood and Kathleen Porter-Magee will debate the Common Core State Standards at St. Francis College on February 26.

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(Not So) Happy Global Divestment Day

Feb 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Activists worldwide are converging to demand divestment from fossil fuels. 

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Academic Social Science and Men

Feb 13, 2015 by William H. Young

Wiliam Young examines the declining fortunes of working class men in light of academic social science skewed against them.

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Call Your Broker, Save the Planet

Feb 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson writes for National Review Online on why climate activists' latest cause has them sounding like stock market analysts. 

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Is ‘Get a Job’ the Purpose of College?

Feb 10, 2015 by Peter Wood

Governor Scott Walker's call for changes at the University of Wisconsin, which initially included major revisions to the school's mission statement, reveal a fundamental shift in the purpose of education. 

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Questioning Sustainability

Feb 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

A new NAS report, scheduled for release in spring 2015, takes a critical look at the sustainability movement on college campuses. 

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