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Brandeis Ought to Be Ashamed

Apr 14, 2014 by George Leef |

In its failure to engage a pluralism of views, Brandeis has reinforced a bad trend in American education.

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Prager U: God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

Apr 12, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Boston College professor of philosophy Peter Kreeft presents arguments for the existence of God.

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Common Core Mathematics Standards

Mar 31, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Professor William McCallum remarks on college readiness in Common Core’s mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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Prager U: What is Social Justice?

Mar 27, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jonah Goldberg calls the term 'social justice' a catchall phrase used to advance political agendas.

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Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

Mar 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

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NAS Member Robert Paquette Receives Award for His Defense of Academic Freedom

Mar 17, 2014 by NAS |

National Association of Scholars member Robert L. Paquette received the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom.

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Ohio Association of Scholars Meeting

Mar 13, 2014 by NAS |

The Ohio Association of Scholars will host a meeting in April.

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Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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A “Party School” is put under the microscope

Mar 05, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes about the recent book, Party School, written by West Virginia University sociology professor Karen Weiss. The book documents the way party culture has dominated most of WVU.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 2: Determination

Mar 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

This is Part 2 of Rachelle Dejong's series on taking a MOOC. You can find Part 1 here.

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Postmodernism: Does it Have Marxist or Historicist Origins?

Feb 20, 2014 by George Seaver |

Much more than Marxism, Historicism has influenced culture and politics and accounts for many of the ideologies and sentiments that emerge in academia today.

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