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NAS Members Honored for Contributions to Science

Jun 15, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

David Legates and Will Happer, two lifetime NAS members, were honored at the Heartland Institute's international conference on climate change. 

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The Future of College

May 20, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews Kevin Carey's The End of College and concludes that it is the best argument that the future of college is online.

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A Setback for BDS

May 11, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Students at Bowdoin College show concern for academic freedom by voting against an anti-Israel BDS movement.

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Knowledge of American History Rapidly Becoming History

Mar 23, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

What do most students know about US history? Very little. What to do about it? Good question.

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Campus Tolerance for Violence

Dec 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

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Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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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 Peterson |

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 Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Lawler, Peter Wood, Samuel Goldman, 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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