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Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student writers this week discuss longtime NFL loyalties, campus smoking bans, and why the Bible can't tell us when life begins.

Are Students Trapped in the Net?

Feb 04, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Students can resist internet addiction if they learn self-control, argues Jason Fertig. He calls for new attention to trends in internet behavior.

We Should Not Punish People for What We Think They Might Do

Feb 03, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Brooklyn College appointed Kristofer Petersen-Overton as an adjunct professor to teach "Politics of the Middle East," then fired him, apparently because of his politics. NAS defended Petersen-Overton's academic freedom,…

To Make Students “College Ready,” High Schools Weaken Curriculum

Feb 03, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS board member and Endowed Chair in Teacher Quality at the University of Arkansas Sandra Stotsky has a new blog post, Education's Long Forgotten Vision, that chronicles the lowering of academic standards in high school, and…

Hard Core

Feb 03, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In the past few weeks, terms like "rigor," "core curriculum" and "traditional humanities courses" have acquired new respectibility following publication of Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's Academically Adrift, a book…

Freedom and Standards at Brooklyn College: The Case of Kristofer Petersen-Overton

Feb 03, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

Sharad Karkhanis's Patriot Returns, which goes to 13,000 CUNY faculty and staff, published a recast version of my piece on the Kristofer Peterson-Overton matter that was covered in The New York Post, New York Daily News, New…

Higher Education: Public Good or Public Bad?

Feb 03, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jane Shaw considers the question whether higher education is a “public good.” In economics parlance, public goods are goods that the free market either would not produce…

Ask a Scholar: Economic Freedom and Well-Being

Feb 03, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Does a country's level of economic freedom affect the standard of living of its people?

Lumina’s New Degree Profile: As Elusive as the Snark

Feb 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood questions whether American higher education needs an "outcomes framework," or whether we'd be better equipped with something more like a core curriculum.

Rich Vedder on Academically Adrift

Feb 01, 2011 by George Leef |

Rich Vedder has an essay today on Minding the Campus in which he discusses the “sniping” at that most inconvenient book (inconvenient for the higher education establishment, anyway) Academically Adrift. His…

Freshman Profile: Already Liberal

Feb 01, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

The current CHE features some survey data about the attitudes of last Fall's incoming college freshman class. In the first place, they think that they're pretty smart.

Letter from Connecticut Association of Scholars to Wesleyan University President

Feb 01, 2011 by |

NAS's Connecticut affiliate wrote to Wesleyan's president to support the students who conducted an "affirmative action bake sale" on campus last fall.

Another Dissent from the “Higher Education for Everyone!” Line

Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |

By and large, until say, 1945, the expansion [of education] was fairly harmless. Unfortunately, however, there came to be established the misconception that being in school was the only appropriate was of being educated. Now, the…

“Interdisciplinary Studies”—It Shouldn’t Be a Joke, But Is

Jan 31, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin discusses that strange campus phenomenon known as “Interdisciplinary Studies.” He argues that this could and indeed should be a serious field of study, pointing to a…

Suicide Bombers and Academic Freedom

Jan 31, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Brooklyn College appointed an adjunct professor to teach "Politics of the Middle East," then fired him because of his politics.

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