The NAS published the full report What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College Shapes Students on April 3, 2013. We invite readers to consider our findings and share responses in the forum we’ve opened in “The Conversation” below. We are also accepting reactions in the form of articles via email to contact@nas.org.

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Bowdoin’s Double Bogey

Apr 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"Bowdoin has a bad conscience. It knows that it has made some wrong turns but it doesn't like hearing that from a stranger."

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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The National Association of Scholars Calls for True Liberty and Fairness at Bowdoin…

Apr 07, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: A year after the release of What Does Bowdoin Teach? the NAS summons liberal arts colleges to give fair treatment to people across the political and religious spectrum. 

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Videos from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College

Apr 03, 2014 by NAS |

All lectures from the NAS Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College are now available for viewing.

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The World Citizen on Campus

Mar 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The campus Left has found a new way of fostering a soft disdain for the American civic tradition: teaching students to be “citizens of the world.”

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Iced Out: We Held a Conference and Bowdoin Stayed Home

Feb 15, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reflects on how the Bowdoin College community has responded to NAS's report What Does Bowdoin Teach? with little more than quiet chuckles.

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An Update on the Mess at Bowdoin

Feb 11, 2014 by KC Johnson |

Dr. KC Johnson follows up on the Bowdoin Global Citizenship conference.

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From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

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Video: Global Citizenship Conference

Feb 05, 2014 by NAS |

Watch the video from our conference in Brunswick, ME.

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Conference on Bowdoin College and Global Citizenship in Brunswick, Maine

Feb 03, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The NAS will examine global citizenship and higher education at the conference “Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education” on February 6th.

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Resuming the Bowdoin Conversation

Jan 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood invites students, faculty members, and others who are interested to discuss Bowdoin College and global citizenship. 

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February 6th Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College

Jan 27, 2014 by NAS |

Join us in Brunswick, Maine, next Thursday, February 6th, for a discussion of global citizenship in higher education at the conference, “Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education.”

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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An Exchange on the Bowdoin Report: Harvey Mansfield and Bowdoin’s Paul Franco

Sep 12, 2013 by NAS |

In the Claremont Review of Books, Harvey Mansfield and Paul Franco disagree about What Does Bowdoin Teach?

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