Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Dartmouth’s Freedom Budget: Peaceful Protest, or Intolerant Tolerance?

Apr 23, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon hopes to tame the tempers of Freedom Budget activists, but it remains to be seen whether he can truly transform the college.

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Happy Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

How many institutions of higher education are celebrating Earth Day?

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Outside the ‘Consensus’—Notes of a Climate Change ‘Denier’

Apr 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

With regard to climate change, the academy enforces a hardened orthodoxy with increasing determination.

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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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NYAS Event About Ukraine on May 4, 2014

Apr 21, 2014 by NAS |

Victor Rud will discuss "America, Ukraine, and Russia: Issues, Illusions, and Consequences."

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DeJong in Commentary Mag on Campus Sustainability Nudging

Apr 15, 2014 by NAS |

NAS research associate Rachelle DeJong has published an article in Commentary Magazine on the behavioral modification inherent in the campus sustainability movement. 

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Diversity Is a Sugar-Coated Lemon

Apr 14, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

If colleges were at least honest about censoring opinions they don't like, would we be any better off?

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Letter to Brandeis University President

Apr 10, 2014 by Jay Bergman |

NAS board member and Brandeis alumnus Professor Jay Bergman, expresses his disappointment in the decision not to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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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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Documenting Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Apr 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS seeks to identify academics who believe they have been denied hiring or promotion on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex.

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Top Five Environmental Themes in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Apr 07, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The recent movie reimagines Noah as a prophet of environmental sustainability. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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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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What I Learned in Sustainability School

Apr 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Rachelle DeJong recounts her final thoughts on an eight-week MOOC on Sustainability.

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