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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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An Open Letter in Support of a Besieged Academic

Aug 16, 2018 by NAS |

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

Aug 16, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

Aug 15, 2018 by NAS |

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

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Aug 15, 2018 by Spencer Kashmanian |

"LBJ's federal interventions created a system in which students are the greatest losers."

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Aug 14, 2018 by Chance Layton |

NAS member Edward Dougherty writes on the decline of science and remedies to make Americans competitive once again.

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Aug 13, 2018 by NAS |

A summary of NAS's regional conference held at Grove City College, August 10 and 11. 

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Aug 06, 2018 by John E. Staddon |

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Defense Bill Limits Funding for Colleges with Confucius Institutes

Aug 03, 2018 by NAS |

An amendment by Senator Ted Cruz targets Department of Defense funding for colleges.