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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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Walden on Ice

Apr 03, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers a fresh look at Henry David Thoreau's Walden

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Tucked In: The Legacy of Goodnight Moon

Mar 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The 1945 bedtime story Goodnight Moon remains a classic invocation of peacefulness and home.

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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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Authors Wanted

Nov 10, 2014 by NAS |

Textbook authors seek collaborators who have expertise in genetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

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Those Stubborn Classics

Nov 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Colleges think classic books are irrelevant, too difficult, and too privileged. They’re wrong. 

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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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Revisiting the Classics: Rereading William Faulkner’s Go Down Moses

Oct 24, 2014 by Glynn Custred |

Glynn Custred, Professor of Anthropology at California State University East Bay, reviews William Faulkner's Go Down Moses.

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Lite Lit for College Comers, Study Finds

Oct 21, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released Beach Books 2013-2014, its fourth annual study of common reading programs at American colleges and universities.

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Beach Books 2013-2014: What Do Colleges and Universities Want Students to Read Outside…

Oct 21, 2014 Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak, Peter Wood |

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading."

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Oh No Pomo: Further Proof of the Rejection of Postmodernism

Oct 09, 2014 by Carol Iannone |

Literature lovers are pushing back against indiscriminate veneration of the avant garde. 

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Revisiting the Classics: Barry Lyndon

Oct 08, 2014 by Bruce Gans |

Written in 1844, William Thackeray's Barry Lyndon might be a century ahead of its time.

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Common Core: Yea or Nay?

Oct 01, 2014 by NAS |

A new book by Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern addresses the question—Common Core: Yea or Nay?

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Revisiting the Classics: Stoner

Sep 25, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews Stoner, a book for those who persist in loving great imaginative works.

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Revisiting the Classics: Michel de Montaigne

Sep 10, 2014 by Peter Cohee |

Dr. Peter Cohee teaches Classics in the Boston area. Here he reviews essays of Michel de Montaigne.

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