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A Closer Look at the AAUP’s New Statement on Controversial Professors

Feb 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Inside Higher Ed interviewed NAS president Peter Wood on his thoughts on the AAUP's statement, released today, on academic freedom for professors who take sides in controversies. While NAS agrees with the AAUP on some… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Bloggers Pick Up Peter Wood’s Piven-Beck Article

Feb 14, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood's Chronicle article on the Piven-Beck controversy has been getting a lot of attention from five noteworthy online forums. 

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Peter Wood Appears on Inside Academia TV

Feb 14, 2011 by |

This week Peter was a guest in a video interview with Inside Academia in which he spoke about the convergence of campus politicization and the push to put more students through college.

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Statement by the California Association of Scholars Regarding Chancellor Birgeneau’s…

Jan 19, 2011 by |

NAS's California affiliate calls out UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his improper use of his position for political advocacy.

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Academic Freedom?  We’re All Conservatives

Dec 22, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Stanley Fish seems to be seeking the middle ground on revisions to Penn State's policy authorized by the faculty Senate, and now awaiting approval by PSU's president. Particularly unfortunate was the removal of a provision… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Reforming Our Universities

Dec 20, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of David Horowitz's new book Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign for an Academic Bill of Rights.

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Sadly, Few Econ Students Ever Read Material Like This

Dec 17, 2010 by George Leef |

An excellent essay by Professor Christopher Westley of Jacksonville State University makes the case against the politicization of money and credit.

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Penn State and Academic Freedom

Dec 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Penn State is revising its statement on academic freedom to permit faculty members the right to bring one-sided opinions on controversial topics (unrelated to the course) to class. The radicalized AAUP thinks this is a good idea.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Obama’s ‘Extremist, Agenda-Driven, Revisionist’ NEH

Nov 09, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

In a series of posts Power Line Blog has been exposing the lurch of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Obama's appointee, Humanities Chairman Jim Leach, toward "political partisanship and rank buffoonery."… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Days of Wrath

Nov 05, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Academe has instilled an angry instinct in this generation.

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Academia Hostile to Conservatives? The Jury’s Still Out

Jul 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is there a strong bias against conservatives in higher education? Researchers have produced numerous studies to examine this question. They have sought to measure bias quantitatively through various surveys. Usually they conclude… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

Ideological Discrimination in Academe: The Burden of Proof

Jul 19, 2010 by Steve Balch |

NAS chairman Steve Balch argues that when it come to academic discrimination against conservatives, the burden of proof should be on those who contend it doesn't exist.

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‘Socially Judicious’ Art Ed?

Jul 16, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Watch out for it -- already a fixture in leading schools of art education --before it becomes the norm in K-12 classes throughout the land, thus vastly politicizing the arts by making anti-capitalist, race/gender/class-obsessed… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Growing Realization that the Higher Ed Emperor is Wearing No Clothes

Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |

The careful image campaign that the higher ed establishment has conducted for decades seems to be wearing off, if this Washington Examiner piece is any indication. The writer observes that lots of American students now… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

UNC’s “Economic and Social Justice” Minor

May 05, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the "Economic and Social Justice" minor offered at UNC-Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, the minor is the brainchild of a far-left professor who wants to turn out students… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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