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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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Letter to Scripps College President: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 22, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College president Lori Bettison-Varga to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Lite Lit for College Comers, Study Finds

Oct 21, 2014 by NAS

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released Beach Books 2013-2014, its fourth annual study of common reading programs at American colleges and universities.

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Beach Books 2013-2014: What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside…

Oct 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak, Peter Wood

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading."

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Letter to Scripps Trustees: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 21, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College trustees to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Debate Between Peter Wood and Sol Stern at St. Francis College: Monday, October 20

Oct 16, 2014 by NAS

Peter Wood and Sol Stern will debate the Common Core at St. Francis College on Monday, October 20.

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Academic Social Science and our Capitalist Economy

Oct 15, 2014 by William H. Young

William Young assesses the impact of contemporary social science on the economy.

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Oh No Pomo: Further Proof of the Rejection of Postmodernism

Oct 09, 2014 by Carol Iannone

Literature lovers are pushing back against indiscriminate veneration of the avant garde. 

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Peter Wood on Bias in American Universities

Oct 09, 2014 by Peter Wood

The College Fix posted an article, drawing heavily on an interview with Peter Wood.

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The New Problem of Higher Education: The Foreign-Based Institute

Oct 08, 2014 by James A. Stever

James A. Stever, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the potential dangers of foreign institutes such as the Confucius Institute.

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Revisiting the Classics: Barry Lyndon

Oct 08, 2014 by Bruce Gans

Written in 1844, William Thackeray's Barry Lyndon might be a century ahead of its time.

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Environmental Colonialism

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

A team of youth is calling for a return to the "eco-friendly" Aztec tradition.

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Will MOOCs Cost Money?

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

The cost-free model of MOOCs may not last forever. College administrators speculate that they may soon need to start charging tuition.

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Weathering the Storm: Climate Extremism and the Sustainability Movement

Oct 03, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson

Weathering the Storm: Climate Extremism and the Campus Sustainability Movement takes a critical look at the sustainability movement on college campuses. It is scheduled to be released in November 2014.

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