Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Indoctrinate Our Kids and Green My Parents

Apr 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Today kids are taught to be eco-warriors...and re-educate their parents.

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How to Attract Undocumented Students…No Comment

Apr 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A June conference aims to help diversity directors and minority recruiters woo illegal immigrants.

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Steve Balch Responds to Ad Hominem Newspaper Attack

Apr 26, 2010 by Steve Balch

NAS Chairman Steve Balch answers a sneer against NAS and its efforts to revive the study of Western civilization.

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Is Higher Education Facing Economic Peril?

Apr 26, 2010 by Herbert London

NAS board member Herbert London suggests ways colleges and universities can save money in this time of budget cuts.

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“Why Professors Are Liberal”: Explanation or Apologia?

Apr 23, 2010 by Steve Balch

New research seeks to show why so few conservatives choose an academic profession. NAS Chairman Steve Balch weighs the evidence.

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Earth Day Thoughts on the Campus Sustainability Movement

Apr 22, 2010 by Peter Wood

Is everything really connected to everything else?

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Attack of the Giant Plethora

Apr 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

CSU Chico is asking for feedback on the draft of its diversity action plan for 2010-2015. We are happy to oblige.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 4-22-10

Apr 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Issues in student news stories this week range from diversity, drug use, and the Tea Party, to grade inflation, apologies for inciting hate, and teaching tolerance.

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Earth Day and Sustainability News

Apr 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

This week's stories include Green My Parents, Earth Day's observance by college students, sustainability college rankings, and how to help your pets do their part for the environment.

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Fighting City Hall: Is It Worth It?

Apr 20, 2010 by Richard J. Bishirjian

A new accreditation criterion will require online schools such as Yorktown University to become licensed in every state represented by its students.

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Anger, Sedition, and Freedom of Speech

Apr 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Should we restrict expressions of anger to protect the public order? Should universities cultivate students' character?

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Shimer Unmanned

Apr 20, 2010 by Peter Wood

Shimer College lost its nerve in what was ultimately a battle over academic standards.

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Why Texas Should Revive Western Civ Study

Apr 20, 2010 by Steve Balch

NAS Chairman Steve Balch urged the Texas House Higher Education Committee to take the lead in reviving the study of Western civilization.

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Video: Peter Wood Talks About Anger on MSNBC

Apr 20, 2010 by Peter Wood

Setting the record straight: Wood and panelists contradict a shocked MSNBC anchor on anti-government anger and violence.

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NAS President Peter Wood on MSNBC Today

Apr 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Peter Wood will speak about domestic anger in America on the cable news channel MSNBC.

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