Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars Dr. Peter Wood can be reached at

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Virtuoso Violinists Beware Texas

Jun 03, 2008 by Adrianna Groth, Peter Wood |

Texas, in the quest for diversity, tries to balance affirmative action and the top ten percent rule in college admissions.

NAS Is Moving

May 20, 2008 by Peter Wood |

On May 30, we will move in to our new office space near the Princeton airport.

Oreos on the Higher-Ed-Way

May 19, 2008 by Peter Wood |

A truck-driver sleeps and spills 14 tons of double-stuffed cookies. We think this is a reflective metaphor as American colleges drowsily serve up ultra-packed, sugary doses of fluffy education.

What Does ‘Sustainability’ Have to Do With Student Loans?

May 14, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Students spend too much on too little as colleges buy in to some flimsy trends.

Igloo Building: A Primer on the Financial Aid Fiasco

May 07, 2008 by Peter Wood |

A glimpse at the student loan crisis and its implications for the academic world.

A Head Full of Headphones: The Rise of iTunes U

May 06, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Smart AND fun: iTunes U combines higher learning with entertainment.

Sustainability’s Third Circle

Apr 28, 2008 by Peter Wood |

On college campuses, sustainability advocates are involving political nostrums and one-sidedness in a debate that requires equal representation of facts and positions.

After the Manifestos: Building a New Reform Movement in Higher Education

Apr 22, 2008 by Peter Wood |

NAS Executive Director Peter Wood addressed the annual meeting of NAS affiliate, the Minnesota Association of Scholars on April 19. He offered an overview of the various reform initiatives in higher education and proposed a way…

Austrians in Vegas

Apr 16, 2008 by Peter Wood |

An anthropologist investigates

Getting at the Core

Apr 14, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Georgia may be headed for a new "core" curriculum.

Quack Quack!

Apr 07, 2008 by Peter Wood |

An NAS member aims to defend the integrity of science, which is being undermined by a focus on "Integrative Medicine."

Is NAS Conservative?

Mar 27, 2008 by Peter Wood |

People for the American Way asserts that NAS is a "right-wing" organization. We take issue with this characterization and explain why. Join us outside the charmed circle.

Nobody Watching

Mar 20, 2008 by Peter Wood, Tom Wood |

We've reached the tipping point in human resources where administrators now outnumber teaching faculty. Things have been sliding quietly in that direction, aided by the addition of new positions such as Chief Diversity Officer…

Freedom Bound: The AAUP Presidential Election

Mar 19, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

After interviewing AAUP presidential candidates Cary Nelson and Tom Guild, Ashley Thorne and Peter Wood conclude that one creed can be used with two opposite meanings. That said, NAS hopes to see the AAUP return to its original…

8. Ideology @ UCLA Dorms

Mar 06, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Sustainability, as it is used on campus these days, signifies more than merely limiting man's effect on the environment

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