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Final Destination for Harvard Finals…No Comment

Jul 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Chester Finn (Harvard '65) and Mickey Muldoon (Harvard '07) lament the end of final exams in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Scholars Champion AZ Civil Rights Initiative

Jul 16, 2010 by |

NAS endorsed the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative, which will be on the Arizona ballot in November. If passed, it will ban race-based discrimination in public colleges and universities.

The Illinois Railroad: Making Quick Work of a Catholic Prof

Jul 16, 2010 by Peter Wood |

U Illinois should restore Professor Howell to his classroom both for his own sake and for the quality of academic inquiry and classroom teaching throughout the university.

American U of Iraq Becomes the Nation’s First Accredited University

Jul 16, 2010 by Jeff Martineau |

The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani has been granted accreditation and recognition of its "dedication to forming students in liberal education."

Collegiate Press Roundup, 7-15-10

Jul 15, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

In this week's Roundup, student writers take the measure of oil dependence, November Congressional elections, sleeping in class and NASA's role in international diplomacy.

More Millennials Need to Work at McDonalds

Jul 15, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Advice to recent college graduates: get a job, anywhere.

Peter Wood Speaks on Campus Sustainability and Political Correctness

Jul 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Radio: NAS's president discussed the origins of the sustainability movement; its environmental, social, and economic aspects; and its influence on higher education today.

Ben Wildavsky’s Book on the Globalization of Higher Ed

Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |

 That's the subject of my Clarion Call today. I like some aspects of the book. Best of all is Wildavsky's argument that we should abandon educational mercantilism -- the notion that nations have to compete to be tops…

The Growing Realization that the Higher Ed Emperor is Wearing No Clothes

Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |

The careful image campaign that the higher ed establishment has conducted for decades seems to be wearing off, if this Washington Examiner piece is any indication. The writer observes that lots of American students now…

A Click of the Mouse, a Turn of the Page

Jul 14, 2010 by Brian T. Johnson |

David Brooks of the New York Times writes a fine column on the power of books in the age of the internet. His observations are prompted by a study which finds that low income elementary school students who receive books…

Sustainability at Universities a “Feel-Good” Term…No Comment

Jul 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sustainability can be "a plastic phrase that all adhere to with varying invested meanings."

Three Law School Articles

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Of interest to law professors, lawyers, and curious individuals, NAS has recently published three articles about law schools: “Conferring Privilege: DOJ, Law Schools, and the New Politics of Race” examines the Association…

Potemkin Admissions: Law Professors Propose to Hide LSAT Data

Jul 13, 2010 by George W. Dent |

A movement is afoot to persuade law schools to withhold LSAT scores from U.S. News and World Report. The idea is to make it harder for the public to see how much the pursuit of racial preferences drags down the quality of admissions.

NAS President on Radio Tonight on Sustainability

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood will appear on Milt Rosenberg’s Chicago-based radio program Extension 720 tonight to talk about the campus sustainability movement.

Diversity Discriminates

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

How elite colleges and universities unfairly rig admissions standards and call it "diversity."

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