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Social Role of the University…No Comment

Jan 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A 1962 newspaper clipping recaps the message of a campus speaker who asked, "What is the university's fundamental social obligation?"

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Typecasting: Why Nurses are Women, Cops are Conservatives, and Professors are Liberals

Jan 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A new study concludes that a stereotype keeps conservatives from becoming professors.

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The Roots of Sustainability

Jan 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

This major piece by Glenn Ricketts chronicling the history of the sustainability movement appeared in the "Sustainability" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 1).

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NAS Urges Court to Rule Racial Preferences at U Texas Unconstitutional

Jan 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

The NAS has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

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Book Review: Voting Rights - And Wrongs, The Quest for Racially Fair Elections

Jan 14, 2010 by Ed Cutting

A review of a new book about the Voting Rights Act by NAS Board of Advisors member Abigail Thernstrom.

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Making Higher Education Count

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

How do we know whether American universities are really educating students?

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Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 2nd Edition

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

A 2nd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

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California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS's California affiliate will host Dinesh D'Souza and Victor Davis Hanson this spring.

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Gonzaga Studies Hate

Jan 07, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

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Swamped: Florida’s Earth Charter U

Jan 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Florida Gulf Coast University centers its curriculum on sustainability and the UN document the Earth Charter.

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Highlights from NAS’s 2009 Fall Semester

Dec 31, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

As we head into the New Year, we look back on 30 of our most memorable articles this fall semester.

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Che Lives?

Dec 29, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

An NAS article on a Marxist journal for educators seems to have secured the attention of some of the last remaining Marxists on earth.

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Seventh Generation Sustainability - A New Myth?

Dec 28, 2009 by Peter Wood

One of the favorite metaphors of the sustainability movement is a phrase from the Iroquois Great Law. Or is it?

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Virginia Tech Reasserts ‘Diversity’ Folly: Part 2

Dec 22, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

NAS fisks Virginia Tech's new Strategic Diversity Plan, which fills the sandbags of advocacy against the rising tide of common sense.

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Virginia Tech Reasserts ‘Diversity’ Folly: Part 1

Dec 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

Virginia Tech is campaigning to impose a comprehensive regime focused on “diversity" - an ossified doctrine of antipathy towards the American social order.

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