Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Radio: “The Green Movement and Its Discontents”

Feb 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Listen to NAS communications director discuss the rise of the sustainability movement in higher education.

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An Elbow in the Ribs: Prof-Prodding Toward Sustainability

Feb 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Campus administrators and leaders of sustainability organizations come together to think of ways to get "reluctant professors" to teach sustainability. Their answer: "Change how they think."

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Fear Factory: Sexual Harassment and the Rights of the Accused

Feb 16, 2010 by Jonathan Bean

Our Illinois affiliate president weighs in on the wacky world of sexual harassment codes on college campuses.

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Calling the Kettle Black

Feb 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A Columbia professor calls global warming skepticism “scare tactics” and “propaganda.”

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Character Lessons: What We Can Learn From the Huntsville Killings

Feb 16, 2010 by Peter Wood

The murders at the University of Alabama at Huntsville evince a dire need for universities to shape the character, not just the ability, of intellectually gifted individuals.

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Free Academic Questions Articles

Feb 11, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Enjoy “Corroding the Curriculum: Sustainability v. Education,” by Austin Williams, for free along with other AQ articles.

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Florida Students Petition to Make Mandatory Sustainability Course Optional

Feb 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Florida Gulf Coast University students say mandated eco-propaganda actually fosters anti-environmentalism.

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Overheard at Starbuck’s: A Parents Call

Feb 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Parents and grandparents of college students, we’d love to hear from you. Do you have a memorable comment your child has said about his or her college experience?

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The Green Police, They Live Inside My Head

Feb 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A Super Bowl commercial prompts confusion as to whether the sustainabullies are good or bad.

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Ivy League Sex Education…No Comment

Feb 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

It's Sex Week at Yale.

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Radio Segment on ‘The Death of Manliness’

Feb 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS communications director appeared on a radio broadcast to speak about the latest efforts to discredit men on college campuses.

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Are Diversity Discussions Useful?

Feb 04, 2010 by Brian T. Johnson

Should diversity skeptics bother to participate in diversity discussions? Forums conducive to full and fair discussion would seem to be quite scarce. Is it better to contribute as possible or ignore such events entirely?

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The Death of Manliness at the University of Wyoming

Feb 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

There's bias against "Literature By and About Men" in the Equality State.

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Blacklisting a Christian University

Feb 02, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

The AAUP's Canadian counterpart, the CAUT, has declared that Trinity Western University's statement of faith deprives faculty members of academic freedom. We disagree.

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Early Vacations and Entitled Students

Feb 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Has self-esteem education gone way too far?

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