College Presidents

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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 DeJong |

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 DeJong |

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 >

Napolitano’s Law-Breaking Scheme at UCal

Nov 26, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In her new presidency at the University of California, Janet Napolitano is embracing academic corruption in the form of a spending spree on diversity.

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A College President Defends Free Speech

Oct 30, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Amherst College president Biddy Martin turned down a request to dissociate the College from the writings of campus speaker Hadley Arkes. 

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Wrong

Oct 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The president of Purdue University recently apologized for speaking at an event held by a conservative think tank. He shouldn't have apologized, says Peter Wood.

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Napolitano Appointment in California: Everyone’s Unhappy

Jul 25, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Janet Napolitano takes the reins as UC president amid a storm of controversy.

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Right

Jul 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Is Mitch Daniels against academic freedom? Dr. Wood doesn't think so.

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Napolitano—A Disastrous Choice

Jul 17, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The University of California Regents' choice of president proves a preference for politics over pedagogy.

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Rutgers President Announces Plan to Inflate Diversity Bureaucracy

Apr 18, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Rutgers University has appointed a new Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and will create Vice Chancellors for Diversity and Inclusion on all campuses.

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