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Brandeis Ought to Be Ashamed

Apr 14, 2014 by George Leef

In its failure to engage a pluralism of views, Brandeis has reinforced a bad trend in American education.

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Prager U: God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

Apr 12, 2014 by Jason Fertig

Boston College professor of philosophy Peter Kreeft presents arguments for the existence of God.

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Common Core Mathematics Standards

Mar 31, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky

Professor William McCallum remarks on college readiness in Common Core’s mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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Prager U: What is Social Justice?

Mar 27, 2014 by Jason Fertig

Jonah Goldberg calls the term 'social justice' a catchall phrase used to advance political agendas.

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Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

Mar 19, 2014 by George Leef

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

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NAS Member Robert Paquette Receives Award for His Defense of Academic Freedom

Mar 17, 2014 by NAS

National Association of Scholars member Robert L. Paquette received the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom.

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Ohio Association of Scholars Meeting

Mar 13, 2014 by NAS

The Ohio Association of Scholars will host a meeting in April.

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Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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A “Party School” is put under the microscope

Mar 05, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef writes about the recent book, Party School, written by West Virginia University sociology professor Karen Weiss. The book documents the way party culture has dominated most of WVU.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 2: Determination

Mar 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong

This is Part 2 of Rachelle Dejong's series on taking a MOOC. You can find Part 1 here.

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Postmodernism: Does it Have Marxist or Historicist Origins?

Feb 20, 2014 by George Seaver

Much more than Marxism, Historicism has influenced culture and politics and accounts for many of the ideologies and sentiments that emerge in academia today.

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