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Is Brown America’s most diversity crazed university?

May 07, 2015 by George Leef |

John Rosenberg argues against the potential effectiveness of Brown University's diversity initiative.

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Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

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Pope Francis Discusses Sustainable Development

Apr 29, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Scientists and theologians weigh in on a summit at the Vatican. 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

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Obama’s NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

Mar 18, 2015 by George Leef |

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

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Donor Intent Wins at Trinity College

Mar 16, 2015 by George Leef |

A battle over a philanthropic endowment at Trinity College ends as a victory for donor intent.

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The Value of College Degrees Is No More Settled than Is Global Warming

Feb 25, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef writes for the John William Pope Center on why recent job data does not prove that higher education is a "good investment."

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How Do College Speech Codes Originate?

Feb 04, 2015 by George Leef |

George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki writes for the John William Pope Center about his attempt at eradicating his school's speech code. 

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Scholars Milgram and Stotsky Explain Problems with the Common Core

Jan 28, 2015 by NAS |

Drs. Jim Milgram and Sandra Stotsky critique the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in a KTVN 2 News interview. 

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NAS Leaders Speaking at Upcoming Conferences

Jan 22, 2015 by |

At two upcoming conferences, NAS president Peter Wood will speak on the Common Core State Standards, and executive director Ashley Thorne will speak on freshman summer reading programs. 

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Stanley Fish’s New Book on Academic Freedom

Jan 14, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

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College Un-Ready

Jan 12, 2015 by NAS |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the failures of the Common Core State Standards to prepare students for truly college-level reading and thinking.

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A Diverse Group of Social Psychologists Calls for More Diversity in Their Field

Jan 07, 2015 by George Leef |

Six social psychologists are publishing an article arguing that their discipline suffers as a science due to its narrowness in the range of opinions it deems acceptable. 

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Great Books at Bergdorf Goodman

Jan 06, 2015 by Carol Iannone |

A holiday window display at fashionable NYC store Bergdorf Goodman suggests that classic literature represents an aspect of the good life. 

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Better Alternatives to the Common Core Are Out There

Jan 02, 2015 by NAS |

Sandra Stotsky responds to the claim that the Common Core is impossible to replace.

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