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Winter 2014 Academic Questions Features Special Section, “God and Guns”

Dec 17, 2014 by NAS |

The special section of the winter 2014 Academic Questions highlights campus attitudes toward guns and religion.

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The Ongoing Madness in Madison

Dec 17, 2014 by George Leef |

The University of Wisconsin, Madison recruits many academically weak students to make the campus more diverse, but the open admission standards erode the university's academic integrity.

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APUSH: Tempest in a Teapot?

Dec 17, 2014 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean isn't terribly upset about the new APUSH course.

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Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Dec 16, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is available for viewing.

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Academic Social Science and the Family

Dec 15, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the negative effects of social science on the traditional family.

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APUSH and the American Founding: Concepts Supplant History

Dec 10, 2014 by Joseph F. Kett |

University of Virginia historian Joseph Kett finds the APUSH course unteachable.

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Women in Philosophy: Problems with the Discrimination Hypothesis

Dec 10, 2014 by Neven Sesardic, Rafael De Clercq |

The authors encourage readers to resist the call to accept the discrimination hypothesis without evaluating all of the evidence.

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After the Interregnum

Dec 05, 2014 by Patrick J. Deneen |

In "God's and Guns," a special section of the Winter 2014 Academic Questions, Patrick J. Deneen finds that both sides in the latest stage of the Culture Wars "represent a betrayal of the proper mission of higher education."

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Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: New Children’s Book by AQ Editor

Dec 03, 2014 by NAS |

Just in time for the holiday season, Felicia Chernesky, the managing editor of Academic Questions, has released the children's book Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color.

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APUSH and Speaking in Educational Code

Dec 02, 2014 by KC Johnson |

Brooklyn College historian KC Johnson finds the new AP history standards heavy on skills, light on content.

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Libertarians vs. Progressives: The New Campus Divide

Dec 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

There is a dramatic divide on campus between students caught up in campus "hook-up culture" and feminist crusaders against "rape culture."

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Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

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“Teaching” Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty members and teachers use the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case as an opportunity to advance the view that America is plagued by racism.

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Welcome to My World

Nov 26, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

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