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The Sustainability Inquisition

Nov 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Colleges and universities are now assessing faculty members' work in and commitment to sustainability.

Forecast: Iridescent Drops of Nothingness

Nov 10, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood predicts that online education, either rigorous or at “the level of a video game,” will become a standard feature of American college instruction.

On the Understanding of Economics

Nov 09, 2010 by George Leef |

A recent Pope Center article in which a number of economics professors explained why they find that students comprehend the subject better if they avoid mathematics and focus exclusively on the logic of human action has raised…

Obama’s ‘Extremist, Agenda-Driven, Revisionist’ NEH

Nov 09, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

In a series of posts Power Line Blog has been exposing the lurch of the National Endowment for the Humanities under Obama's appointee, Humanities Chairman Jim Leach, toward "political partisanship and rank buffoonery."…

Collegiate Press Roundup 11-9-10

Nov 09, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists weigh in on environmental activism, keeping in touch with your family and getting locked up for using marijuana.

‘Diversity: The Invention of a Concept’ Makes ‘Dissenting Book’…

Nov 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has listed NAS President Peter Wood's book Diversity: The Invention of a Concept in its inventory of "150+ Books You Should Be Reading In Class, But Probably Aren't." Diversity…

“How Much Higher Should We Set the Prices for Next Year?”

Nov 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood gives some insight into how colleges and universities answer that question.

Holocaust Denial, Truth, and Academic Freedom

Nov 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cary Nelson writes that "Holocaust denial is speech promoting falsity as truth." Oh, so truth is part of academic freedom, after all, Prof. Nelson?

Students of the Screen: What’s Next for Online Ed?

Nov 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Four articles this week give a window into the debates over online education. Two NAS professors who have taught online courses - and care about rigorous liberal education - wrote at David Clemens argues that online education's…

Affiliates Speak Out for Intellectual Diversity

Nov 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

This week, two NAS state affiliates wrote letters to the editor of local newspapers. Potential Bias at UI College of Law Daily Iowan Don Racheter, Iowa Association of Scholars Open Dialogue, Good Decisions St. Paul Pioneer…

Free Academic Questions Through November

Nov 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Thanks to a promotion from our publisher Springer, the NAS's journal Academic Questions is free online through the month of November. No registration or membership is necessary - you can browse,…

Ethnic Studies Teachers Sue to Reinstate La Raza Programs

Nov 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Arizona banned La Raza studies courses from its schools earlier this year, but eleven ethnic studies teachers are fighting to bring the radical programs back.

Days of Wrath

Nov 05, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Academe has instilled an angry instinct in this generation.

College Application Essays: Going Beyond “How Would You Contribute to Diversity?”

Nov 04, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

Many colleges and universities require applicants for undergraduate admissions to write an essay describing the ways in which they’ll bring “diversity” to their hoped-for alma mater. Thisprocedure isn’t especially…

Victory: Proposition 107 Passes in Arizona

Nov 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

We are excited to announce that Arizonans have approved Prop. 107, a ballot initiative that prohibits racial preferences in the state’s public institutions, including public colleges and universities. This is a great…

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