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College Common Readings: Trapped in the Present

Jul 31, 2015 by Peter Wood |

University common reading programs fail to show students the value of learning from the past. 

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Bias-Free Language Obscures the Real Issue: Character

Jul 31, 2015 by Aaron Mikat |

A University of New Hamphsire guide to "bias-free language" is more concerned with words than with what really matters.

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Academic Social Science and the Group

Jul 28, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the social sciences' shift of focus from the individual to the group.

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Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

Jul 23, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

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Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

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Whose Side Are You On?

Jul 17, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

The fossil fuel divestment campaign declares war on free speech.

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The Enigma of Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Malcolm Kline |

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

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Why College Professors Need Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Russell Eisenman |

Professor Russell Eisenman argues that tenure is a necessary safeguard for professors.

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Bill McKibben Responds to NAS Questions on Divestment

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Prominent sustainability activist Bill McKibben offers some answers to questions posed by NAS. 

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The Remarkable Class of 2015 Must Save the Planet

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

From Bill Nye to Barack Obama, commencement speakers across the country encouraged the class of 2015 to "change the world" by changing the planet. 

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Donate to NAS by Shopping on Amazon

Jul 09, 2015 by NAS |

You can now use Amazon Smile to give 0.5% of your purchases to NAS.

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“Diversity” and “Inclusion” Litmus Tests for Tenure

Jul 08, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Virginia Tech is now asking candidates for promotion and tenure to prove their "active involvement in diversity and inclusion."

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Board Member Warns of “No Child Left Behind” Civic Procedure Violation

Jul 06, 2015 by NAS |

Dr. Sandra Stotsky calls attention to the lack of parent voices in "No Child Left Behind" re-authorization.

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Rachelle Peterson on WSJ Live

Jul 02, 2015 by NAS |

The fossil fuel divestment fad indulges fantasy rather than grappling with economic realities. 

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Wharton School Professor’s Book Supports Case that College Has Been Oversold

Jul 01, 2015 by George Leef |

In his new book, Peter Cappelli argues that college is not always a good investment.

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