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Accreditation and Educational Quality

Nov 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I discuss the recent study done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity on higher ed accreditation. The authors conclude that college accreditation served some useful…

A Glimpse of Culture Change at Princeton

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Princeton's sustainability open house confirmed that "it's about changing habits."

Wesleyan’s Affirmative Action Reaction

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences. A Good Resource for Young Adults

Nov 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

I recently discovered, a website for high school students to help them decide what to do as they begin adulthood. It has three branches: career, college, and military, and it has clear information and step-by-step…

The Canonical Alfred Hitchcock

Nov 16, 2010 by Michael Lewis |

A case for why Alfred Hitchcock and his films deserve to be studied in college classrooms, this article appeared in the "Popular Culture and the Academy" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4).

Humanities in the 21st Century

Nov 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Chronicle's blog Innovations, Peter Wood gleans prophetic hints about higher education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for 21st Century Studies. He sees the Center as an example of the…

UNC Stonewalls Information Request on Faculty Research

Nov 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Jay Schalin writes about the way the UNC English Department has stonewalled his efforts at gathering information on the research publications of faculty members. It seems that they don't want…

‘Defend the Humanities’ - a Dishonest Slogan

Nov 15, 2010 by John Ellis |

We shouldn't save the humanities as they are now are, argues John Ellis, president of the California Association of Scholars. If we do, we are simply reinforcing the radical, destructive ideology that has been allowed to take…

CCAP: 5 Lower Cost Alternatives to Help Reduce the Price of College

Nov 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our friends at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) have released the first in a 5-part, book-length report called "25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College." NAS applauds this initiative and looks forward to…

Princeton Works to “Incorporate Sustainability into Our Daily Lives”

Nov 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

An NAS member sent me this video for fundraising at Princeton, describing the work of the university's office of sustainability. There are a few things in this video to be concerned about. The effort to “induce a culture…

NAS Tennessee Affiliate Head Elected to State Senate

Nov 12, 2010 by |

Jim Summerville, a long-time leader in the NAS, has won the state Senate race in Tennessee's 25th District.

Abolish Tenure - But Then What?

Nov 12, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig calls for long-term thinking about faculty employment and evaluation. If tenure were to be abolished, what would take its place?

Money on the Table

Nov 12, 2010 by Peter Wood |

How colleges transform increases in federal student aid into higher tuition and fees.

Praise for Raritan Valley Community College

Nov 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Andrew Hacker, co-author of Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—And What We Can Do About It, has great things to say about a college near and dear to us:


Colleges Just Can’t Avoid Rising Costs

Nov 10, 2010 by George Leef |

That, anyway, is an explanation we sometimes hear from the higher education establishment. Colleges are supposedly helpless victims of rising costs, particular because rising productivity elsewhere in the economy increases the…

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