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The Collision Between Academic Freedom and Freedom of Contract: the Salaita Case

Aug 27, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef offers his perspective on whether a university should have the freedom to decline to employ those who seem more interested in espousing political beliefs than in teaching.

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The Clery Act: More Campus Safety Or Just a Wasteful Mandate?

Aug 20, 2014 by George Leef

Top-down controls have been put in place on college campuses to improve campus safety, but these efforts waste resources and do little to solve the problem.

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NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

Aug 15, 2014 by NAS

NAS member Barbara Oakley is teaching the largest course on learning ever taught. 

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Group Preferences Based on “Place” vs. Preferences Based on Race

Aug 13, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

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Minding the Campus’s John Leo Profiled

Aug 11, 2014 by George Leef

The Week magazine has posted a profile of Minding the Campus's John Leo.

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Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

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How Higher Ed Fails Students, Especially Leftist Ones

Aug 06, 2014 by George Leef

At many institutions, professors shortchange students by affirming their existing beliefs, rather than challenging them on the path of "collision with error."

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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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