Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Study of American History is Losing its Priority

Sep 23, 2014 by Stan Cohen |

Generations of American students may be bypassing a field of study that is the cornerstone of the American legacy.

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Ohio Association of Scholars Lecture on October 22

Sep 22, 2014 by NAS |

The Ohio Association of Scholars will host a lecture on "The Coming Crisis in Higher Education" by Dr. Richard Vedder.

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In Memoriam: A. Graham Down

Sep 22, 2014 by Brendan Nagle, NAS |

Graham Down, president of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Association of Scholars from 2005 to 2012, died August 30, 2014.

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NAS at the Movies: Documentary Film Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City

Sep 16, 2014 by NAS |

NAS will host a film screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

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2014 Annual Membership NAS Meeting

Sep 15, 2014 by NAS |

The NAS annual membership meeting will take place on October 11.

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Why Racial Preferences Are Wrong

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers a case against race-based affirmative action.

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Open Letter to Texas Board of Education on College Board’s New History Framework

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood writes an open letter to the Texas Board of Education, urging action against the new AP U.S. History standards.

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Revisiting the Classics: Michel de Montaigne

Sep 10, 2014 by Peter Cohee |

Dr. Peter Cohee teaches Classics in the Boston area. Here he reviews essays of Michel de Montaigne.

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The Coming Wars over Curriculum: A Case Study on Politics, History, and Social Studies…

Sep 10, 2014 by Kevin S. Krahenbuhl |

Dr. Kevin S. Krahenbuhl, Assistant Professor of Education at North Dakota State University, discusses declining curriculum standards and the need for strong core courses.

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Revisiting the Classics: Anthem and the Joy of Pursuing Knowledge

Sep 09, 2014 by Joshua Daniel Phillips |

Dr. Joshua Daniel Phillips, author of 18,000 Miles: Striving to End Sexual Violence, One Step at a Time, distinguishes between Ayn Rand's Anthem and contemporary dystopian literature.

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Academic Social Science and Governance

Sep 08, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young returns to evaluate the influence of the social sciences on public choice.

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Win Two Free Tickets to the NAS’s Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City!

Sep 08, 2014 by NAS |

NAS is hosting a Twitter contest and giving away 10 free tickets to our exclusive New York City screening of Ivory Tower.

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Revisiting the Classics: Joan and Peter by H. G. Wells

Sep 08, 2014 by Adam Kissel |

"Oswald’s concern—Wells’s, too—is that a fully unregulated marketplace of ideas, the open curriculum, if you will, has no telos."

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Sep 05, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."

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Revisiting the Classics: Le Rouge et le Noir and French History

Aug 29, 2014 by David Kaiser |

Author and historian David Kaiser reviews Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir.

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