Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Video from Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Oct 30, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College in Brooklyn hosted a debate between NAS President Peter Wood and Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute.

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Joe Epstein on the Beach Books report

Oct 30, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Renowned essayist Joe Epstein reflects on NAS's latest report on college freshman reading. 

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Letter to Miami University President: Praise for Inviting George Will

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood wrote a letter to Dr. David C. Hodge, president of Miami University, commending him for his decision to invite George Will to speak on campus. 

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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Revisiting the Classics: Rereading William Faulkner’s Go Down Moses

Oct 24, 2014 by Glynn Custred |

Glynn Custred, Professor of Anthropology at California State University East Bay, reviews William Faulkner's Go Down Moses.

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Beach Books and Blind Dates

Oct 23, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes on colleges that lower the bar for incoming students

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Letter to Scripps College President: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College president Lori Bettison-Varga to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Letter to Scripps Trustees: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College trustees to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Debate Between Peter Wood and Sol Stern at St. Francis College: Monday, October 20

Oct 16, 2014 by NAS |

Peter Wood and Sol Stern will debate the Common Core at St. Francis College on Monday, October 20.

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Academic Social Science and our Capitalist Economy

Oct 15, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young assesses the impact of contemporary social science on the economy.

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Oh No Pomo: Further Proof of the Rejection of Postmodernism

Oct 09, 2014 by Carol Iannone |

Literature lovers are pushing back against indiscriminate veneration of the avant garde. 

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Peter Wood on Bias in American Universities

Oct 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The College Fix posted an article, drawing heavily on an interview with Peter Wood.

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The New Problem of Higher Education: The Foreign-Based Institute

Oct 08, 2014 by James A. Stever |

James A. Stever, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the potential dangers of foreign institutes such as the Confucius Institute.

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Revisiting the Classics: Barry Lyndon

Oct 08, 2014 by Bruce Gans |

Written in 1844, William Thackeray's Barry Lyndon might be a century ahead of its time.

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Environmental Colonialism

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

A team of youth is calling for a return to the "eco-friendly" Aztec tradition.

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