Politicization


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Campus Activism: The Fight for Imaginary Victories

Aug 13, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Campus activists fight against an imaginary villain of social injustice.

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Update on AP U.S. History

Jul 10, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reports new developments in the quiet unveiling of the revised Advanced Placement course in American history. 

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Look What the College Board Has Done to U.S. History

Jul 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the College Board's release of its new AP U.S. History curriculum.

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An Open Letter to Swarthmore’s Board of Managers

Jul 02, 2014 by Peter Berkowitz |

NAS board member Peter Berkowitz reflects on Swarthmore President Rebecca Chopp's departure from Swarthmore.

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The New AP History: A Preliminary Report

Jul 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In this preliminary report, NAS president Peter Wood analyzes in detail the new AP United States history course.

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Happy Earth Day

Apr 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

How many institutions of higher education are celebrating Earth Day?

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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Singling Out Israel: Why We Oppose the Boycott

Jan 29, 2014 NAS |

A statement by The National Association of Scholars on the boycott of Israel.

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Permission to Speak: College Presidents, the Israeli Boycott, and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Examples of the ASA and ACUPCC show that college presidents, in addressing controversies, are at times compelled to reiterate politically correct views on issues such as the Israeli boycott and climate change.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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ASA and the Politicization of Academe

Dec 21, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood explains why NAS won't boycott the boycotters: academia is meant to argue and persuade, not merely to get the upper hand by any means necessary.

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On the Integrity of Social Science

Oct 24, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Psychology professor Richard Redding reflects on the firestorm surrounding Mark Regnerus's recent study on children of gay parents. Dr. Redding concludes that social science has been politicized to the extent that perspectives… Continue Reading >

An Exchange on the Bowdoin Report: Harvey Mansfield and Bowdoin’s Paul Franco

Sep 12, 2013 by NAS |

In the Claremont Review of Books, Harvey Mansfield and Paul Franco disagree about What Does Bowdoin Teach?

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Darkness in Anthropology: A Conversation with Napoleon Chagnon

Aug 29, 2013 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone interviews the controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon for Academic Questions.

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The University of California Regents Contradict Themselves

Jun 25, 2013 by Charles L. Geshekter , John Ellis |

In a new series of correspondence about the California Association of Scholars' report A Crisis of Competence, the University of California Regents appear less than transparent.

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