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Academic Questions Summer 2018

In this issue of AQ, we confront the reign of identity politics and other postmodern manifestations.

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PROSPER Act: A Strong Start to Higher Ed Reform

The good, bad, and the ugly of the PROSPER Act.

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The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform

Now is the time for open debate.

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Outsourced to China

A year after our report, Congress and the FBI are investigating campus Confucius Institutes.

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The Incoming Flood of College Freshmen Won’t Learn How To Write

Aug 21, 2018 by John Maguire |

John G. Maguire discusses how to improve college students’ writing.

Save the Date: NAS Conference, January 11 and 12

Aug 20, 2018 by NAS |

NAS is hosting a conference themed, “Disgrace: Shame, Punishment, and Redemption in American Higher Education,” at Chapman University in California.

Texas Association of Scholars Supports the PROSPER Act

Aug 20, 2018 by NAS |

The Texas affiliate of NAS writes to Congress in support of the PROSPER Act.

NAS Applauds the Univ. of North Florida’s Decision to Close Confucius Institute

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Following questions from Senator Marco Rubio, the University of North Florida becomes the ninth US university to close a Confucius Institute.

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Aug 20, 2018 by David Randall |

How do we get from "Admissions Officer" to "Pell Grant Harvester"? David Randall gives us the story and how to reform colleges in this speech from Grove City College.

An Open Letter in Support of a Besieged Academic

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Rachel Fulton Brown seems unusually friendless as she defends against derisive epithets from colleagues and hecklers. NAS is calling for academics and their institutions to sign this letter in her support.

Divesting Freedom: The Fossil Fuel Divestment’s Campaign Against Civic Debate

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NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson spoke in New Orleans, LA on the future of divestment.

Invitation to Comment on the Proposed Rescinding of the Gainful Employment Rule

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The Department of Education has proposed to rescind the "Gainful Employment Rule."