Recent Articles

"Structural Racism" at the University of Rochester

A letter from a disgruntled alumnus to Dean Mark B. Taubman, who has chosen to remove Nobel Laureate George Whipple's name from the school's laboratories amid claims of racism. 

Taking the Fight to Higher Ed Leadership

Higher ed administrators frequently do nothing to prevent, or even actively participate in, a faculty member’s cancelation. NAS will not simply stand by and watch the carnage unfold.

The Case of Tomáš Hudlický—Where now?

Professor Hudlický responds to the Orwellian retaliation he received after questioning diversity hiring in a peer-reviewed paper.

A Canceled Music Theorist Responds

What does "systemic racism" have to do with music theory? Some claim that they are deeply intertwined. Dr. Timothy Jackson argued against this view and was promptly canceled.

Most Recent from Minding The Campus

Dr. Welfare Queen, Ph.D.

Military disasters such as Pearl Harbor often warrant official investigations. But another one is sure to come. Decades from now, an official inquiry will look into how American universities collapsed...

Biden ‘Racial Equity Plan’ Would Enrich Wealthy Lawyers at Employers’ Expense

Joe Biden released his “racial equity plan” on Tuesday. Some of it deals with racial issues, like a major expansion of affirmative action and lots of race-related government spending. But it also c...


Critical Care

The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted enormous financial damage on colleges and universities and the cost is still growing. American higher education will undergo an unprecedented financial crisis in...

The Lost History of Western Civilization

The Lost History of Western Civilization is a wide-ranging consideration of the academy’s role in producing America’s contemporary political and cultural divisions. The report traces the w...

Social Justice Education in America

Social Justice Education in America is a comprehensive examination of the inner workings of social justice advocates at more than 60 universities and how they have insinuated themselves into...

Beach Books 2018-2019

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books finds...


August 4, 2020

Taking the Fight to Higher Ed Leadership

Higher ed administrators frequently do nothing to prevent, or even actively participate in, a faculty member’s cancelation. NAS will not simply stand by and watch the carnage...

July 28, 2020

UT Austin’s “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan”

The National Association of Scholars condemns this insidious, unjust “strategic plan” and calls on UT Austin leadership to retract it immediately....

July 21, 2020

Proposition 209—Twenty Five Years Later

Proposition 209 helps the very groups it was accused of hurting, a fact now proven by over twenty years of data. Merit, not state-sanctioned racial discimination, promotes equity....


NAS Applauds Senator Tom Cotton's Saving American History Act

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has introduced the Saving American History Act of 2020, a bill that would reduce federal funding to public schools that teach The 1619 Project.

NAS Commends the Department of Education for New Foreign Gift Disclosure Guidance

The Department of Education has taken important steps within the bounds of existing federal law, and we applaud the Department of Education for these important updates to foreign gift disclosures.

Press Releases

The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CARES Act Grant to NAS

The grant, part of the $40.3 million allocated to the NEH as part of the CARES Act, will enable NAS to survey four of the most popular history books used to teach America’s children and create a...

The Tyranny of Pronouns

Can university officials force their professors to call students by their preferred titles and pronouns? 


We Need Some Muscle Over Here: The New Civics and the Rise of Muscular Activism in America

How and why have universities failed to produce civic-minded graduates? Join our webinar this Thursday, July 23 at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time to learn more.

Webinar: Progressive Philanthropy in Higher Education

Join the National Association of Scholars on June 25th at 2 pm Eastern to discuss the lessons we can learn from progressive philanthropy.