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Who Owns Philanthropy?

Dec 13, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to the Greenlining Institute on the threats to voluntary philanthropic giving.

What a Dull School Cal Tech Must Be

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

How do the Cal Tech students ever learn about students who are different from themselves?  How do they ever manage to overcome their biases and learn to celebrate diversity?"

NAS Supports Freedom of Speech and Conscience in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley

Dec 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley. 

What’s the Value of Freshman Composition Courses?

Dec 10, 2010 by George Leef |

Here's an essay about a composition course at UNC that was a waste of time.  No student, who wanted to improve his writing, would buy a course like this in a stand-alone, free market transaction.

Court Dismisses Challenge to Prop. 209

Dec 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit attempting to overturn California's law banning racial preferences.

Collegiate Press Roundup 12-10-10

Dec 10, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists have a look at violent video games, the year in politics and the dismal state of American science and math education.

Were Samoans Promiscuous?

Dec 10, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood revisits the anthropological Mead-Freeman controversy over Samoa and considers Paul Shankman

WikiLeaks Cables Bolster Views of Climate Skeptics

Dec 09, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Domestic political considerations far surpassed concerns about scientific grounding in negotiations at the Copenhagen climate conference. Charlie Martin describes how the leaks "confirm the dark suspicions of climate skeptics."

Radio: Sustainability in Higher Education

Dec 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS speaks out about the ideological character of the sustainability movement.

The American Academy for Liberal Education and Leviathan

Dec 09, 2010 by Steve Balch |

How the federal government threatens the future of the sole voice representing traditional liberal education among accrediting agencies.

Culture and the NY Times

Dec 08, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

I am aware that I am getting older, and therefore have less patience. But is it really that important where I or you were when John Lennon died? Thirty years after his untimely death this still seems to be an important question…

Kaplan Job Cuts - First Indication of the Burst?

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Chicago Business reports Kaplan Higher Education’s announcement that it is cutting a total of about 770 jobs. This may be nothing, but it may also not be -- is this the first indication that the higher ed bubble is starting…

It’s OK to Offend: The Wesleyan Bake Sale and the Word “Racist”

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood has published a new article at the Chronicle of Higher Education's Innovations Blog, "Racism at Wesleyan?" In it he reviews the recent controversy over an affirmative action bake sale at Wesleyan…

Congratulations, King Banaian!

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from NAS.org  Congratulations to King Banaian, who was elected in a close race to the Minnesota House of Representatives. On Election Day he was ten votes ahead of his opponent Carol Lewis,…

Delete Science from Anthropology?

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week Peter Wood, by discipline an anthropologist, was one of the first to analyze the implications of the American Anthropological Association's proposal to define "science" out of anthropology. He wrote:

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