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Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 18, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student press corps writers analyze stress among undergraduates, changing views of Valentine's Day and romance, the Constitution and slavery and a 2012 presidential prospect.

Hypotheticals in the Criminal Law Classroom: An Interview with Lawrence Connell

Feb 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Professor Lawrence Connell at Widener University has come under fire for referring hypothetically in class to killing the dean. Here he tells his side of the story.

Study Finds Racial Discrimination in Admissions at Two Universities

Feb 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A report conducted by NAS member Althea Nagai shows major bias against white applicants to Ohio State University and Miami University.

The Beck-Piven Controversy

Feb 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the angry debate over Glenn Beck’s criticisms of Frances Fox Piven.

Cal State System Wasting Lots of Money While State Flounders

Feb 17, 2011 by George Leef |

Professor Mark Shapiro, a.k.a. The Irascible Professor, writes here about the fact that the California State University system continues to waste lots of money on raises for administrators, redundant offices, and consulting contracts,…

Oh, But There IS a Debate Over That!

Feb 17, 2011 by George Leef |

Inside Higher Ed ran a story  on an AEI conference where the subject was the “completion agenda.” That is, do we really need to get lots more young people into and through college as Obama says we should?…

What Happened? Academic Freedom at a Christian College, Chico State’s Diversity…

Feb 17, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

We revisited some of our articles to find out what happened after we wrote them. Here’s what we learned.

Yes, It Is Time for Complacency on Racial Diversity

Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |

The Chronicle has an article by Arthur Coleman and Scott Palmer (both lawyers who worked in the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights) entitled "No Time for Complacency on Racial Diversity." George Leef…

Could the UNC System Do Without Diversity Offices?

Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston looks at the numerous diversity offices throughout the UNC System. College campuses would still be highly diverse if we stopped trying to increase the percentages…

A Comment on My WSJ Letter

Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |

A reader  sent me an email about my letter in the Wall Street Journal on the inflation of job qualifications.

Overselling Higher Education Gives Us Credential Inflation

Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |

Today's Wall Street Journal published George Leef's letter:

Soon You Will Need a Master's Degree to Wash Dishes Eric Felten's excellent "Now College Is the Break" (Postmodern Times, Feb. 11) leaves an…

Don’t Miss: “A Conversation with Peter Wood” on February 23

Feb 16, 2011 by |

Next Wednesday NAS president Peter Wood will speak in New York City about anger in America now, drawing on his book A Bee in the Mouth. Hosted by the Institute for American Values, the event is free and refreshments will…

Debunking the Idea that Science Discriminates Against Women

Feb 15, 2011 by George Leef |

Christina Hoff Sommers has a sharp article on NRO, debunking the idea that science discriminates against women. 

What Can We Do About Adrift Students?

Feb 15, 2011 by George Leef |

Jason Fertig has written a thought-provoking piece for NAS on the problem identified by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa in Academically Adrift. He quotes from their conclusion.

They’re Mad as Hell: Grad Students Face Job Market

Feb 15, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

As the academic job market worsens (was it ever good?), graduate students are angry, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Don't expect a protest march in the streets burning Ph.D. gowns, but the blinkered…

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