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For Goodness Sake: Sustainability Ponders Ethics

Jul 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

“Being sustainable has become more-or-less synonymous with being good,” two professors write. But even sustainability can be either virtuous or vulgar, depending on your motive.

Academia Hostile to Conservatives? The Jury’s Still Out

Jul 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Is there a strong bias against conservatives in higher education? Researchers have produced numerous studies to examine this question. They have sought to measure bias quantitatively through various surveys. Usually they conclude…

College Tuition vs. Home Prices vs. CPI…No Comment

Jul 20, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Chart: is college education the next bubble set to burst?

A Pervasive Person from Porlock

Jul 19, 2010 by David Clemens |

The Regents of the University of California just voted to embrace a pilot program testing the efficacy of an online undergraduate degree.  Until now, like most research universities, UC has been leery of the online environment…

Diversity? Of Course We Have Diversity

Jul 19, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

If you haven't already done so, check out this piece by Ross Douthat in the New York Times. Following up on Russell Nieli's compelling reasearch, which we referenced here last week, Douthat - himself a Harvard…

Ideological Discrimination in Academe: The Burden of Proof

Jul 19, 2010 by Steve Balch |

NAS chairman Steve Balch argues that when it come to academic discrimination against conservatives, the burden of proof should be on those who contend it doesn't exist.

“Climategate”: A Different Perspective

Jul 19, 2010 by Kerry Emanuel |

An MIT professor of meteorology urges "Climategate" commentators to make a distinction between climate science and politicization.

New Author on NAS.org: Jason Fertig

Jul 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

I'm pleased to introduce Jason Fertig as a new contributor at NAS.org. Dr. Fertig is an NAS member and assistant professor of management at the University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Fertig brings a depth of perception and lively…

‘Socially Judicious’ Art Ed?

Jul 16, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Watch out for it -- already a fixture in leading schools of art education --before it becomes the norm in K-12 classes throughout the land, thus vastly politicizing the arts by making anti-capitalist, race/gender/class-obsessed…

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.

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