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Bamboozled Billionaires

Jul 24, 2014 by Norman Rogers

NAS board member Norman Rogers replies to a global warming report produced by three billionaires.

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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What Should We Do About Law Schools?

Jul 09, 2014 by George Leef

Not long ago, law school was a growth industry. Over the past decade, enrollments have plummeted.

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How America’s Colleges Compare Internationally

Jul 03, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

Americans tend to see U.S. colleges and universities through rose-colored glasses while bemoaning the state of our schools. Kevin Carey writes that higher education isn't doing any better than elementary - and may even be worse.

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UK Mag’s “Down with Campus Censorship” Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 by Ashley Thorne

A magazine based in Britain has launched a campaign challenging a national student union policy banning certain views from being aired in campus speeches. 

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With Common Core, States Face Problem of Which Tests to Give to Students

Jul 02, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky

Which tests should states give to their K-12 students?

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DOE Invites Comments on Proposed Sexual Assault Regulations

Jul 01, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts

The Office of Postsecondary Education returns to the older practice of soliciting public comments.

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NAS Endorses Secret Science Reform Act

Jun 27, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts

A bill mandating greater transparency and accountability clears a House committee..

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Senate Committee Hearings Examine Sexual Assault on Campus, No Room for Due Process

Jun 26, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts

Two Senate committees examine sexual assault on campus, but don't explore a significant aspect of the issue.

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Prager U: The Promise of Free Enterprise

Jun 20, 2014 by Jason Fertig

Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute asserts that happiness through earned success can be achieved only in a system of free enterprise.

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Charitable Gift for Scholarships Leads to Uproar

Jun 18, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef comments on the recent donation of $25 million by the Koch brothers to the United Negro College Fund.

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Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Jun 11, 2014 by George Leef

Should colleges allow students to use cell phones to record lectures?

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California Legislature Seeks to Codify OCR Sexual Assault Standards

Jun 09, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts

A proposed law goes even further in placing the burden on the accused.

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What to do With That Major?

Jun 05, 2014 by Jason Fertig

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

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Climatologist David Legates Testifies to US Senate

Jun 04, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts

An AGW skeptic tells his story to a Senate subcommittee

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