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Rachelle Peterson on WSJ Live

Jul 02, 2015 by NAS |

The fossil fuel divestment fad indulges fantasy rather than grappling with economic realities. 

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Supreme Court to Rehear Fisher Case

Jun 30, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to revisit an affirmative action case - and hopefully end race-based admissions policies.

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Introducing Development Intern Spencer Kashmanian

Jun 29, 2015 by NAS |

Spencer Kashmanian begins a summer internship at NAS.

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Introducing Communications Intern John Sailer

Jun 29, 2015 by NAS |

John Sailer begins his Summer 2015 Internship with NAS.

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Black No More

Jun 26, 2015 by Jonathan Bean |

The case of Rachel Dolezal highlights the relevance of the satirical novel Black No More.

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Sustainability’s War on Doubt

Jun 19, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Sustainability encompasses not only a particularly aggressive form of environmentalism, but also a strong attack on market capitalism and a progressive vision of social justice.

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Summer 2015 Academic Questions: “Common Readings, Uncommon Conversations”

Jun 17, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions takes on questions about common readings, "translingualism," and more. 

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Two Controversial Professors

Jun 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reflects on the contrasting perspectives at the AAUP and Heartland Institute conferences in Washington, DC last week.

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Will Pope Francis Privilege the Privileged?

Jun 16, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood warns that the Pope's expected encyclical could perpetuate climate conformity that would hurt the poorest nations.

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NAS Members Honored for Contributions to Science

Jun 15, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

David Legates and Will Happer, two lifetime NAS members, were honored at the Heartland Institute's international conference on climate change. 

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Bye, Bye, American History

Jun 11, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger weighs in on the new APUSH course.

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APUSH: The New, New, New History

Jun 08, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The new APUSH reforms has its roots in a longstanding attempt to claim American history for leftist political purposes.

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The Liberal Arts as Conversation

Jun 04, 2015 by Jack Kerwick |

Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick writes that the purpose of education is not traditionalism, careerism, or activism, but what he calls "conversationalism."

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Experiencing the Common Core

Jun 03, 2015 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the Common Core State Standards and analyzes how accurately the CCSS represent the “American experience."

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‘Nudging’ Goes to College

Jun 02, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Higher education should train students to think for themselves, not resort to a pre-set path set by those who seek to manipulate behavior.

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