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Jobs for College Grads

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Michael Mandel notes in this post that among recent college grads who have employment, the greatest number have government jobs. They probably produce little or no value; what they do may in fact impede the creation of value by…

Re: The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 08, 2010 by George Leef |

Economics professor Steven Horwitz has written an article for the Foundation for Economic Education taking further issue with the scurrilous piece I mentioned here on Monday. Like so many others who have an instinctive hatred for…

Crossing the Rapids: Young Conservatives on College Life

Oct 08, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of the new anthology Proud to Be Right.

Wimp Out: Review of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oct 08, 2010 by Keith Whitaker |

The contemporary sequel to the 1980s original, this is a film of spineless characters without much character.

Collegiate Press Roundup 10-8-10

Oct 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalist size up various issues, from vanishing academic libraries to the legalization of marijuana.

For Some People, Community Colleges Are Better

Oct 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

According to The Chronicle this afternoon:

An overwhelming majority of Americans say it is better for some students to go to community colleges instead of four-year colleges and universities, according…

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes Racial Preferences Bill

Oct 05, 2010 by John Ellis |

A victory for the California Association of Scholars, who argued against a bill that would have legalized racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination.

Good People Can Differ

Oct 05, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Presenting both sides of controversies begins with recognizing that an opponent is not a “bad person."

NAS in the New York Times on Attribution and the Star-Tribune on Common Reading

Oct 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane consulted the NAS for his article, "Scholarly Work, Without All the Footnotes," published yesterday:

Peter W. Wood, an anthropologist who is president of the National…

The Next Michael Moore?

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

The Chronicle Review has a scurrilous piece by one Charles Ferguson, who is a documentary film director. His targets are 1) Larry Summers; 2) academic economists generally; and 3) anything that suggests the virtue of laissez-faire…

Legacy Preferences Are Bad; So Are Racial Preferences

Oct 04, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, I respond to a recent NYT article by Richard Kahlenberg in which he argues against legacy preferences in college admissions. I think the case  against legacy preferences is sound. I part company…

Opinion vs. Fact in Higher Ed - Are All Opinions Worthy of an Audience?

Oct 01, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood takes on this question in "Nouveau Relativism in Academe":

What is the proper status of “opinion” in the university, as opposed to fact, established knowledge, theory, and belief?  …

Tuition Talks and a Voice of Reason at the SC Higher Education Summit

Oct 01, 2010 by Christina Jeffrey |

NAS board member Christina Jeffrey spoke on behalf of the NAS at the Summit. Here's her report on parents' and colleges' frustrations, the state governor's composure, and a bureaucrat's defensiveness.

Fashion and the Oil Spill

Sep 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Good news for those who have eagerly awaited academe’s considered responses to last summer’s Gulf oil spill.  And even better news for those who have been eagerly awaiting how the Deepwater Horizon disaster has…

Getting Diversity Right

Sep 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Jason Fertig |

NAS contributing author Jason Fertig rejoiced when he read a student's essay on the meaning of diversity and how it contributes to organizations' success. She wrote that diversity should require "a variety of minds" - regardless…

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