College Presidents

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Diminishing Returns

May 25, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Divestment activism has failed. Universities are learning that sanctions rarely accomplish anything.

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Divestment Spring

May 07, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Students stage sit-ins for divestment, claiming to be "oppressed" by college trustees. 

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Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

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Letter to Miami University President: Praise for Inviting George Will

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood wrote a letter to Dr. David C. Hodge, president of Miami University, commending him for his decision to invite George Will to speak on campus. 

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Letter to Scripps College President: Re-Invite George Will

Oct 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges Scripps College president Lori Bettison-Varga to re-invite George Will to speak on campus.

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Selecting a Reforming President for the University of Texas

Aug 08, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin offers a reform plan for the university's Board of Regents.

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The Resignation of Powers, President of the University of Texas: An Update

Jul 31, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin who previously gave 10 reasons why UT president Bill Powers should step down, recounts recent events leading to Powers' actual resignation.

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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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Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

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Presidential Searches

May 01, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: Commitment to "Intellectual Diversity" top choice for new college presidents, says NAS.

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Letter to Brandeis University President

Apr 10, 2014 by Jay Bergman |

NAS board member and Brandeis alumnus Professor Jay Bergman, expresses his disappointment in the decision not to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

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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Why People are Losing Trust in Higher Education

Jan 15, 2014 by George Leef |

Exhorbitant presidential salaries have promoted misuse of power and undermined the effectiveness of leadership, leading to distrust among students, faculty, and leaders, writes Harry R. Lewis.

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Truman Show

Jan 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

A sensible university in the Midwest shows a light-hearted side in a video featuring its president. Peter Wood gives a nod to the good humor and reflects on the strains of political correctness cropping up in the university's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Dec 05, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Nearly 700 college presidents vow to eliminate their campuses' greenhouse gas emissions. NAS found that these schools are concentrated along the two coasts, more likely to be elite liberal arts colleges than universities, predominantly… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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