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What We’re Reading: NAS Goes to the Beach 2014

Jun 30, 2014 by NAS |

Members of the NAS staff share their summer reading lists and offer book recommendations.

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How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

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Thalaba the Destroyer and Other Forgotten Friends: An Invitation to Readers

Jun 18, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

We invite NAS readers to submit reflections on older books.

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Trigger Warning Contest Winners

Jun 06, 2014 by NAS |

NAS announces the three winners of our contest on trigger warnings for classic books. 

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Last Day of Trigger Warning Contest

Jun 05, 2014 by NAS |

Today is the last chance to participate in NAS's contest for the best trigger warnings for classic books. Get your submissions in by midnight!

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Trigger Warning Contest

Jun 02, 2014 by NAS |

NAS is seeking submissions to its trigger warning contest. The top 3 will each receive a copy of NAS president Peter Wood's book, A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now.

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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The Unemancipated Country: Eugene Genovese’s Discovery of the Old South

May 16, 2014 by Robert L. Paquette |

Robert Paquette reflects on Eugene Genovese's long career and contributions to history and political economy. 

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New Book: End of Academic Freedom

May 09, 2014 by NAS |

Three scholars have written a new book that identifies the forces that are subverting higher education's mission.

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Forget Google, Memorize Poems

May 08, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood writes on the joys and on the transformational power of poetry memorization.

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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Caught with Gay Books: South Carolina Punishes Colleges for Freshman Reading Choices

Mar 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

South Carolina cuts funding from college common reading programs that assign gay-themed books.

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An Appeal to NAS

Feb 27, 2014 by Donald Lazere |

Dr. Donald Lazere offers an appeal to NAS.

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Celebrating 2013 in Education

Jan 02, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.

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Test Your Knowledge: Gloom and Cheer

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

'Tis the season to be jolly, not gloomy.

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