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DeJong in Commentary Mag on Campus Sustainability Nudging

Apr 15, 2014 by NAS

NAS research associate Rachelle DeJong has published an article in Commentary Magazine on the behavioral modification inherent in the campus sustainability movement. 

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Diversity Is a Sugar-Coated Lemon

Apr 14, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

If colleges were at least honest about censoring opinions they don't like, would we be any better off?

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Letter to Brandeis University President

Apr 10, 2014 by Jay Bergman

NAS board member and Brandeis alumnus Professor Jay Bergman, expresses his disappointment in the decision not to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, Thomas K. Lindsay

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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Documenting Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Apr 09, 2014 by Peter Wood

NAS seeks to identify academics who believe they have been denied hiring or promotion on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex.

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Apr 07, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

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The National Association of Scholars Calls for True Liberty and Fairness at Bowdoin…

Apr 07, 2014 by NAS

PRESS RELEASE: A year after the release of What Does Bowdoin Teach? the NAS summons liberal arts colleges to give fair treatment to people across the political and religious spectrum. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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Videos from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College

Apr 03, 2014 by NAS

All lectures from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College are now available for viewing.

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What I Learned in Sustainability School

Apr 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

Rachelle DeJong recounts her final thoughts on an eight-week MOOC on Sustainability.

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Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

Despite technological advances that have made most other industries more efficient, "path dependency" has kept higher education stuck in the past. Can MOOCs be the solution?

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Scholars Endorse the Interrobang

Apr 01, 2014 by NAS

The National Association of Scholars has published a report studying an underrepresented punctuation mark.

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SPLC: Usefulness Outlived?

Mar 28, 2014 by George Yancey

Academic Questions author George Yancey surmises that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to be labeled as simply another progressive interest group. 

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Inequality, or Crying Wolf?: Spring AQ Examines Academia’s Latest Preoccupation

Mar 28, 2014 by NAS

The Spring 2014 AQ examines academia's obsession with inequality and highlights the ways in which bias incidents have been exploited and exaggerated.

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