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Stay…Just a Little Bit Longer

Apr 05, 2010 by David Clemens |

1:00 p.m.  While students wander in, I fire up my iPhone for some “bumper music.”  Jackson Browne croons “Stay” but Devin asks, “Who did the original?" “Maurice Williams—wrote… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

What About Political and Intellectual Oppression?

Apr 01, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week, Jonathan Bean wrote about tunnels of oppression on campus. Here's a firsthand account of one such tunnel by Marc Seelinger, a conservative student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He writes:

Walking down the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Low Attendance, Inattentiveness, Good Grades

Apr 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a post at Powerline by Paul Miringoff about a curious amalgam of frequent absence, lackadaisical classroom conduct and terrific grades earned by Dartmouth students, as described by his own daughter's bewildering… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Academic Freedom is Not Tied to Tenure

Mar 31, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today Peter Wood posted an article explaining how academic freedom should be a privilege for anyone who is committed to the search for truth through rational inquiry and dispassionate and scrupulous use of evidence. That includes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

New Pope Center Paper Sheds Light on Student “Accommodations”

Mar 31, 2010 by George Leef |

Last week, the Pope Center released its latest paper, in which author Melana Zyla Vickers investigated the shadowy world of mandatory student accommodations for those who have (or at least have documentation saying they have) some… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Duke Gets FIREd

Mar 31, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friends at FIRE continue their meritorious work on behalf of free speech on campus, this time at Duke, which, as you may recollect, has had some problems with the idea over the years. In this instance, the Duke University Women's… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Get NAS Email Alerts!

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Want to keep up with NAS but don't have time to go to our website every day? Sign up for email updates! We have a newly installed box at the top left corner of all pages of our website that says, “Sign up for our email… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Peter Wood Radio Interview on Federal Direct Lending

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from NAS.org NAS President Peter Wood appeared on the University Talk radio program to speak about federal direct lending as included in the reconciliation bill. He talked about how the former student… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Debate: Common Core Standards in K-12?

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Under pressure, 48 states have proposed common standards for grades K-12. Some of them are having second thoughts. Chester Finn says the standards should be taken seriously because they’re intellectually solid, voluntary,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

John Ellis Makes a Case for Intellectual Diversity

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"A lack of intellectual diversity hurts both left and right," contended John Ellis in a statement last week to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education of the California Legislature. John Ellis is president of… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Roger Clegg: 6 Things to Say to Challenge “Diversity” Hiring

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

For those readers who serve on faculty hiring committees, Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, offers strategies for speaking up when the committee begins to talk about "diversity." Here are his recommendations,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

In Case You Missed It: Social Justice and Other Buzzwords

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

John Leo, editor of Minding the Campus, published an article on National Review Online called "Code Words." He links Glenn Beck's warning about "social justice" to other code words of the campus left, such as "cultural competence"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ann Coulter’s Speech at U Ottawa Cancelled Amid Threats

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was scheduled to speak at the University of Ottawa last week, having been invited by a student group at the campus. In anticipation of her speech, the University's Vice President and Provost… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

National Biometric Identification Card

Mar 29, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are working together to create a national identification card with biometric technology. The purpose of the card will be to curb illegal immigration. Because all citizens will… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Snobs Aplenty in the Ivory Tower

Mar 29, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

In an insightful commentary at In Character (subtitled "a journal of everyday virtues"), Naomi Schaefer Riley examines how academe evolved from Socrates's dictum, "All I know is that I know nothing," to Skip Gates's "You… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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