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“Just the Facts, Ma’am”

Oct 27, 2010 by George Leef |

That's the approach the Pope Center is taking with the release today of a piece loaded with facts about higher education in the U.S. It is not something that flatters the educational establishment. Jenna Ashley Robinson writes…

A Letter to Arizonans on Prop. 107

Oct 26, 2010 by Stuart Hurlbert |

Next week Arizona citizens have the historic opportunity to reject racial preferences in state institutions, including public universities.

New Excellent Program: Colloquium on the American Founding

Oct 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our list of excellent programs as we add a new one at Amherst College.

Peter Wood Blogs at the Chronicle

Oct 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

I'm pleased to announce that NAS president Peter Wood is a new contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education's Innovations blog. Here are his first two posts: "Tea Party Derangement Syndrome" "On Finding Obama…

Good Read

Oct 25, 2010 by Mary Grabar |

I'd like to share with you my post at American Culture on Christopher Hill's novel. I'm sorry to say I didn't know about  this novel until I visited the Alexander Hamilton Institute last summer.  Fortunately,…

Facebook and U: The Dangers of University Email

Oct 25, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

A certain Midwestern state requires all of its state employees, university workers included, to undergo "ethics training." This year the state confirmed the dangers of using university email for anything personal--including logging…

Sustainability News: October 2010

Oct 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"Sustainability is no longer a buzz word," says an MSU administrator. So if it's not a buzzword, what's all the buzz on college campuses about?

The Inscrutable Americans

Oct 22, 2010 by John Rosenberg |

Chinese scholars have it right when they equate "American diversity with chaos."

A Voice from the Front Lines of the High School English Classroom

Oct 22, 2010 by |

A reader offers constructive suggestions and deepens our understanding of the reasons high school teachers don’t (and can’t) assign research papers.

NAS Scoops NY Post

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Thanks to a tip from our CUNY affiliate, NAS published an article exposing the gaffe of a Brooklyn College faculty member, Jocelyn Wills, who wrote in an email, "Please spread the word among your colleagues and…

Censored Study Unearthed - Why Teachers Don’t Assign Research Papers

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The NAS has published a long-buried study on the state of the history research paper in American high schools. The 2002 study sponsored by The Concord Review (TCR) went unpublished when its benefactor,…

Diversity Rejects Its White Enthusiasts

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"Being white and straight, I felt doubly cursed with a dearth of fascinating material. What story could I tell to prove my worth?" One woman's college experience provides a glimpse at how the diversity movement punishes even…

Come to the ‘Marxism in America’ Conference in D.C. Tomorrow

Oct 20, 2010 by Mary Grabar |

While Bill Ayers’ colleagues may be fussing about the denial of his emeritus status, America’s Survival will be sponsoring a conference that will include former FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl about a case involving…

Scholarship Opportunities for Grad and Undergrad Students

Oct 20, 2010 by Keri Anderson |

IHS is offering up to $15,000 for academic research that explores the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society.

Trick or Vote

Oct 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Among my sustainability emails today is a message from the Energy Action Coalition ("the hub of the youth climate movement") encouraging people to "scare big oil" this Halloween by organizing Trick or Vote events. I'd never…

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