Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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What Colleges Want Freshmen to Read

Jun 03, 2010 by

The National Association of Scholars has released a study of colleges that assign a single book as summer reading to incoming freshmen.

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NAS Member Publications

May 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A sampling of some NAS members' work this year.

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10 Reasons Not to Go to College

May 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A sampling of arguments for the idea that college may not be for everyone.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 5-26-10

May 26, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

This week students write about higher pay for women, ideological uniformity on campus, ways to control undergraduate alcoholic excess, the spiritual dimension of life and federal health care programs.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 5-19-10

May 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Undergraduate journalists this week take a look at national politics, the limits of free speech, environmental ethics, guns on campus and the larger significance of four years in college.

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Race-Based Graduation Celebrations…No Comment

May 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Universities such as Chico State are planning Asian, Latino, and Black graduation ceremonies.

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Arkansas Toothpick: The Cutting Edge of Academic Reform

May 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood

To increase graduation rates, Arkansas cuts course requirements.

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Sustainability News 5-17-10

May 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

This week’s news includes a debate at small college over whether to sign the ACUPCC, a free sustainability issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions, student eco-reps who work to change their peers’ behavior,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

On Civility and Politics in the Classroom

May 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

One professor reflects on what it means to teach students to have civil in-class conversations on controversial subjects. What's been your experience with classroom civility?

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Collegiate Press Roundup 5-13-10

May 13, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Student journalists write about the ongoing controversy over Arizona’s new immigration law, the dark side of sophisticated communications technologies, the National Day of Prayer, Washington, D.C.’s proposed soda tax,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arizona Ends Divisive Chicano Studies in Schools

May 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Arizona has passed a bill to end La Raza studies, which taught elementary school students to see America as a clash between whites and Chicanos.

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We Told You So: UC Fulfills NAS Prophecy

May 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS predictions are coming true as the University of California opts for online undergraduate education.

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To Serve Mann: Virginia

May 12, 2010 by Peter Wood

Is the climate fraud investigation a breach or an exercise of academic freedom?

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Symposium: Student Life

May 11, 2010 by Adam Pascarella, Amanda Fiscina , Brian Bolduc , Gregory Hirshman , Julie Robison , Mary Frances Boyle , Mary K. Daly , Nash Keune

This symposium by eight student writers provides an inside view of campus life today and appeared in the "Student Culture" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 2).

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Achievement Gap Politics

May 07, 2010 by Anonymous

A graduate's account illuminates why ed schools try to keep students with non-progressive views out.

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