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Michelle Obama: “Get Thee to College”

Dec 03, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In a striking policy shift, First Lady Michelle Obama is now pushing for more college graduates in the U.S. Peter Wood explains why this idea is misconceived.

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Test Your Knowledge: Presidential Education

Nov 25, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

How much do you know about America's presidents relative to higher education?

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The Youth Vote

Nov 08, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

We know why faculty lean left.  But why do students?

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Congratulations President Obama

Nov 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

NAS wishes President Obama success in helping America better realize its promise of ordered liberty.

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Aiming at the Suburbs and Hitting Higher Ed

Aug 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

A new book describes Obama's anti-suburbs regulations. Peter Wood considers how these regulations may accelerate the bursting of the higher education bubble.

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Bubble Update: More Helium, Part 1

Jul 27, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The bubble in American higher education is inflating rapidly. Ironically this is happening just at the moment when large numbers of Americans are noticing that there is indeed a higher-ed bubble—that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Elvis vs. Julia: A Lesson from the Liberal Arts

Jul 17, 2012 by David Clemens |

We would desire a free life all the more if we really grasped what the liberal arts has to teach.

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President Obama’s Graduation Delicacies

May 18, 2012 by Daniel Asia |

Comments on the President's graduation remarks at Barnard College.

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Ask a Scholar: Declining the Second Term

May 07, 2012 by Jason Jividen |

Has there ever been a president who did not run for a second term by choice?

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Give It the Old College Try

Apr 30, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Richard Vedder criticizes low interest student loans, which he says will not be of much benefit to students and will serve to entice people to go to college unnecessarily.

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Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda: A Series by Peter Wood

Apr 10, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of the articles in Peter Wood's series "Obama's Higher-Education Agenda"

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More Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4B of 8

Apr 02, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood looks at the ways "diversity," loan forgiveness for public service, the Common Core State Standards, and Obama's earlier involvment with the group Public Allies show the President's overall determination to use… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4A of 8

Mar 21, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fourth installment of his eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s goal of using American higher education to inculcate progressive political values.

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Bell Epoque

Mar 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood evaluates the reactions to the release of a video evincing Barack Obama's friendship with Dr. Derrick Bell, and he considers whether it matters that the U.S. President was influenced by a scholar who championed critical… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Politics and Presidential Primaries: Students Weigh In

Mar 16, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student newspaper editors and analysts cover the GOP presidential primaries,  the 2012 election, and how to engage civilly in political controversy.

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