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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 >

Home Tutoring: An Emerging Profession

Mar 29, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I was just looking over Kant's On Education.  He died in 1804 when Germany was but on the cusp of industrialization (it considerably lagged Great Britain).  Kant emphasizes home schooling and tutoring.  He believed… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Cole at Yale: The Final Word

Mar 26, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole has long taken radical,  public positions on the ongoing struggle in the Middle East. As Winfield Myers writes, he has tried to vilify Middle… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Big, BIG Story at Wellesley

Mar 25, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Today's Inside Higher Education has a lead article about an unfolding crisis at Wellesley College, where members of the freshman class are "seething" with indignation. No, the school hasn't announced a big spike… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Madonna Constantine, Plagiarist Professor, Loses Lawsuit

Mar 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Madonna Constantine has lost her lawsuit against Columbia, reports the Washington Monthly. The University had investigated the Teachers College professor and found her guilty of plagiarism on multiple counts. During the… Continue Reading | 5 Comments >

Tunnel of Oppression: Communist Theme Park

Mar 25, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

On college campuses, the "student programmers" could use with a bit of anger management. On my campus there is the obligatory Vagina Monologues sticking to the script of the "angry vaginas" and other pleasant scenes. My university… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Should We Inflate Higher Ed? NAS Debates Kevin Carey

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out the debate that took place this month between Education Sector's Kevin Carey and NAS on the need for expanding higher education. First, Carey proposed a "Race to the Top" equivalent for higher education in an article… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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