Marilee Turscak

Marilee Turscak can be reached at turscak@nas.org.

Beach Books: 2013-2014

Oct 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak, Peter Wood |

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading."

Re-Cap of Ivory Tower Film Event

Sep 30, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The National Association of Scholars hosted a screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

Sustainability Triumphalism

Aug 08, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

As new reports express skepticism about anthropogenic global warming, sustainability activists proclaim their cause more boldly than ever.

Food Justice Programs Popping Up Like Mushrooms

May 02, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Over the past two decades, food-related courses and food justice programs have become a hot trend in academia.

Dartmouth’s Freedom Budget: Peaceful Protest, or Intolerant Tolerance?

Apr 23, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon hopes to tame the tempers of Freedom Budget activists, but it remains to be seen whether he can truly transform the college.

Mike Adams and the Seven Years’ War

Mar 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

After a seven-year legal battle between Mike Adams and UNCW, the federal jury has ruled in Mike Adams' favor in what it concluded was a clear case of discrimination.

Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Mar 05, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The Columbia Teachers College's new study, College Educational Quality, aims to assess academic quality in higher education. The research methods, however, merit much questioning.

Ars Gratia Artis?

Feb 27, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Despite the fact that many art donors forbid the sale of their art, some university officials believe that flailing institutions can only stay afloat if they sell their collections.

Educators vs. Employers

Feb 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Gallup survey shows a wide gap between the perspectives of business leaders and higher-education leaders on how prepared today's college graduates are for the work force.

The Unexamined Life of Academic Kindness

Feb 19, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Tumblr blog called Academic Kindness seeks to highlight instances of generosity, goodwill, and compassion in academia.

“Kickstart” Your Academic Career: Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Feb 18, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Crowdfunding websites allow students to earn support through the Internet to cover tuition costs.

From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

Carving Out the Core: A Former Homeschooler’s Perspective on the CCSS

Jan 28, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

How will the inclusion of Core material in standardized tests affect the nation's homeschool population? 

Students Sue over Discriminatory Funding at the University of Michigan

Jan 16, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The University of Michigan backed a student group lobbying for affirmative action, while denying another group funding for a speaker who argued against racial preferences.