Liberal Arts

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, 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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NAS Response to President Mills

Apr 11, 2013 by Michael Toscano, Peter Wood |

Peter Wood and Michael Toscano respond to the criticisms of the president of Bowdoin College.

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A “Comprehensive Assessment” or “Failed Attack”? You Decide.

Apr 09, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

Read the responses to NAS's What Does Bowdoin Teach?

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Video: Peter Wood on Wall Street Journal TV

Apr 09, 2013 by |

NAS president Peter Wood asks Bowdoin College to consider, "Is your curriculum really teaching students how to think critically?"

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