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Bamboozled Billionaires

Jul 24, 2014 by Norman Rogers |

NAS board member Norman Rogers replies to a global warming report produced by three billionaires.

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef |

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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What Should We Do About Law Schools?

Jul 09, 2014 by George Leef |

Not long ago, law school was a growth industry. Over the past decade, enrollments have plummeted.

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How America’s Colleges Compare Internationally

Jul 03, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Americans tend to see U.S. colleges and universities through rose-colored glasses while bemoaning the state of our schools. Kevin Carey writes that higher education isn't doing any better than elementary - and may even be worse.

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UK Mag’s “Down with Campus Censorship” Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

A magazine based in Britain has launched a campaign challenging a national student union policy banning certain views from being aired in campus speeches. 

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With Common Core, States Face Problem of Which Tests to Give to Students

Jul 02, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Which tests should states give to their K-12 students?

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DOE Invites Comments on Proposed Sexual Assault Regulations

Jul 01, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Office of Postsecondary Education returns to the older practice of soliciting public comments.

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NAS Endorses Secret Science Reform Act

Jun 27, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

A bill mandating greater transparency and accountability clears a House committee..

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Senate Committee Hearings Examine Sexual Assault on Campus, No Room for Due Process

Jun 26, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

Two Senate committees examine sexual assault on campus, but don't explore a significant aspect of the issue.

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Prager U: The Promise of Free Enterprise

Jun 20, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute asserts that happiness through earned success can be achieved only in a system of free enterprise.

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Charitable Gift for Scholarships Leads to Uproar

Jun 18, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef comments on the recent donation of $25 million by the Koch brothers to the United Negro College Fund.

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Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Jun 11, 2014 by George Leef |

Should colleges allow students to use cell phones to record lectures?

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California Legislature Seeks to Codify OCR Sexual Assault Standards

Jun 09, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

A proposed law goes even further in placing the burden on the accused.

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What to do With That Major?

Jun 05, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

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Climatologist David Legates Testifies to US Senate

Jun 04, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

An AGW skeptic tells his story to a Senate subcommittee

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