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Is Brown America’s most diversity crazed university?

May 07, 2015 by George Leef

John Rosenberg argues against the potential effectiveness of Brown University's diversity initiative.

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Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

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Pope Francis Discusses Sustainable Development

Apr 29, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Scientists and theologians weigh in on a summit at the Vatican. 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

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Obama’s NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

Mar 18, 2015 by George Leef

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

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Donor Intent Wins at Trinity College

Mar 16, 2015 by George Leef

A battle over a philanthropic endowment at Trinity College ends as a victory for donor intent.

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The Value of College Degrees Is No More Settled than Is Global Warming

Feb 25, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef writes for the John William Pope Center on why recent job data does not prove that higher education is a "good investment."

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How Do College Speech Codes Originate?

Feb 04, 2015 by George Leef

George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki writes for the John William Pope Center about his attempt at eradicating his school's speech code. 

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Scholars Milgram and Stotsky Explain Problems with the Common Core

Jan 28, 2015 by NAS

Drs. Jim Milgram and Sandra Stotsky critique the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in a KTVN 2 News interview. 

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NAS Leaders Speaking at Upcoming Conferences

Jan 22, 2015 by

At two upcoming conferences, NAS president Peter Wood will speak on the Common Core State Standards, and executive director Ashley Thorne will speak on freshman summer reading programs. 

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Stanley Fish’s New Book on Academic Freedom

Jan 14, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

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College Un-Ready

Jan 12, 2015 by NAS

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the failures of the Common Core State Standards to prepare students for truly college-level reading and thinking.

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A Diverse Group of Social Psychologists Calls for More Diversity in Their Field

Jan 07, 2015 by George Leef

Six social psychologists are publishing an article arguing that their discipline suffers as a science due to its narrowness in the range of opinions it deems acceptable. 

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Great Books at Bergdorf Goodman

Jan 06, 2015 by Carol Iannone

A holiday window display at fashionable NYC store Bergdorf Goodman suggests that classic literature represents an aspect of the good life. 

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Better Alternatives to the Common Core Are Out There

Jan 02, 2015 by NAS

Sandra Stotsky responds to the claim that the Common Core is impossible to replace.

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