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September 3, 2019

Political Disparities in the Academy: It’s More than Self-Selection

John Paul Wright, Ryan T. Motz and Timothy S. Nixon

The political imbalance on most college faculties is often attributed to “self-selection,” the aggregation of left-leaning cognitive high-performers voluntarily choosing to pursue academic...

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June 24, 2013

Humanists in High Dudgeon: The CFR-ALSCW Standoff

John Agresto

It's time to remember that the liberal arts "are not simply of personal benefit or esoteric private enjoyment but are and have always been of inestimable value to society."

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February 8, 2013

A Hundred Ideas for Reforming Higher Education

Peter Wood

The status quo is so deeply entrenched that only a fantasy map will get us out of the Great Gillikin Forest to the Emerald City, from the Inferno to the Paradiso.

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February 7, 2013

One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education

Richard Arum, Jill Biden, Andrew Delbanco, Joseph Epstein, Victor Davis Hanson, Wilfred McClay, Charles Murray, Ibn Warraq, Tom Wolfe, and many others share their ideas for reforming higher education....

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September 12, 2012

AQ Fall 2012 Issue: “A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a New Civics”

Crystal Plum

The fall 2012 issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions presents a forum in which scholars respond to a call for a new kind of civics education.

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