News from the National Association of Scholars

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When to Use the Word “Racist”

Dec 07, 2010 |

Peter Wood reviews the affirmative action bake sale controversy at Wesleyan University and calls for a more circumspect use of the label "racist."

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NAS Supports Freedom of Speech and Conscience in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley

Dec 02, 2010 |

NAS filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley, in favor of counseling student Jennifer Keeton, who was expelled from Augusta State University for expressing her religious views on homosexuality.

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Arizona Civil Rights Initiative Passes; NAS Hails Victory

Nov 03, 2010 |

Proposition 107, which bans racial preferences in Arizona's public colleges and universities, passed with 60% of the vote.

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NAS Unearths Censored Study on High School Research Papers

Oct 14, 2010 |

Why aren't high schools doing a better job of teaching students to write? The suppressed study finds that 95% of high school teachers think research papers are important, but 62% never assign them.

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Common Reading on the Rise at Top Colleges

Sep 24, 2010 |

The NAS's new report shows that 93% of top national universities have common reading programs.

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Scholars Pick Must-Reads for Undergrads

Sep 17, 2010 |

The NAS released a list of books it recommends for college

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Scholars Champion AZ Civil Rights Initiative

Jul 16, 2010 |

NAS endorsed the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative, which will be on the Arizona ballot in November. If passed, it will ban race-based discrimination in public colleges and universities.

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Scholars Join Fight to Save 209

Jun 17, 2010 |

The California Association of Scholars, an affiliate of the NAS, has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against Proposition 209.

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What Colleges Want Freshmen to Read

Jun 03, 2010 |

The National Association of Scholars has released a study of colleges that assign a single book as summer reading to incoming freshmen.

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NAS Helps Students Argue Against the Sustainability Movement

Sep 03, 2009 |

The NAS publishes

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NAS Pleased By Leach Nomination to NEH

Jun 04, 2009 Steve Balch |

NAS comments on the nomination of James A. Leach to head the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Virginia Tech Discards Diversity Rule

Apr 14, 2009 |

The National Association of Scholars welcomes the decision of President Charles W. Steger of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to rescind its policy of requiring faculty candidates for promotion and tenure to… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

NAS Regrets Ward Churchill Verdict

Apr 02, 2009 |

The lesson from the jury's decision in the Ward Churchill lawsuit is that universities must be proactive in the enforcement of standards.

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Academic Freedom for Students: NAS Affirms Lernfreiheit

Jan 29, 2009 |

We believe that college students, in addition to faculty members, should enjoy fundamental intellectual freedom.

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Stephen Balch to become Chairman of NAS Board, Peter Wood to Become NAS President

Dec 11, 2008 |

NAS's founder Steve Balch passes on the torch and will continue to play a leadership role.

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