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Summer 2015 Academic Questions: “Common Readings, Uncommon Conversations”

Jun 17, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions takes on questions about common readings, "translingualism," and more. 

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The Liberal Arts as Conversation

Jun 04, 2015 by Jack Kerwick |

Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick writes that the purpose of education is not traditionalism, careerism, or activism, but what he calls "conversationalism."

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Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta |

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Lawler, Peter Wood, Samuel Goldman, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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The National Association of Scholars Calls for True Liberty and Fairness at Bowdoin…

Apr 07, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: A year after the release of What Does Bowdoin Teach? the NAS summons liberal arts colleges to give fair treatment to people across the political and religious spectrum. 

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Iced Out: We Held a Conference and Bowdoin Stayed Home

Feb 15, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reflects on how the Bowdoin College community has responded to NAS's report What Does Bowdoin Teach? with little more than quiet chuckles.

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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 >

An Exchange on the Bowdoin Report: Harvey Mansfield and Bowdoin’s Paul Franco

Sep 12, 2013 by NAS |

In the Claremont Review of Books, Harvey Mansfield and Paul Franco disagree about What Does Bowdoin Teach?

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Peter Wood on The American Mind with Charles Kesler

Jul 10, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In an interview with Charles Kesler, NAS president Peter Wood discussed What Does Bowdoin Teach?

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A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

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Peter Wood Interviewed on Leaders with Ginni Thomas

May 13, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

NAS president Peter Wood interviewed about NAS's findings on Bowdoin College.

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Are Conservative Academics Stuck in a Blind Alley?

May 01, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood Responds to Samuel Goldman's Criticism of the Bowdoin Report

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Gen. Ed.: Light, Getting Lighter

Apr 24, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Why most undergraduates don't learn much of anything in their required liberal arts courses.

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Encompassing Bowdoin

Apr 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the Bowdoin report for First Things.

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Harvey Mansfield Praises the Bowdoin Project

Apr 23, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

Harvey Mansfield congratulates Peter Wood on the Bowdoin report.

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