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Fall 2010 Highlights from NAS

Dec 01, 2010 by |

It’s December! In case you missed us this fall, here are the 20 top articles from NAS in September, October, and November.

After Recount, Minnesota House Victory for NAS Member King Banaian

Nov 30, 2010 by |

Economist and former Minnesota Association of Scholars board member is elected in a close race in St. Cloud.


Nov 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A new book by a senior professor, surprisingly, attempts to treat Sarah Palin fairly.

Rush Through College

Nov 29, 2010 by David Clemens |

In Community Collegeland, it’s transfer time as students nervously polish their apps and recs, teetering on the brink of the future.

Be Patriotic! Cheat! Spend!

Nov 29, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

In a recent post, Ashley Thorne discusses "Lessons of a Professional Paper-Writer". Thorne cites a fascinating Chronicle of Higher Education column entitled "The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers…

He’s Back! Bill Ayers, Robert Kennedy’s Son—and What This Has to…

Nov 29, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

 Bill Ayers is back in the news. Robert Kennedy's son, newly on the board of the U of I Chicago, led a move denying Ayers emeritus status as a retired professor. Newsweek covered the story here

Is This the Way to Improve College Admissions?

Nov 29, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Robert Sternberg's recent book College Admissions for the 21st Century. Sternberg's contention is that colleges can admit a better student body -- more students…


Nov 29, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to critics who characterize the National Association of Scholars as ultraconservative.

Generosity, Trussed

Nov 24, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood warns about the damage that “greenlining” activists can do to American philanthropy.

More Higher Education for More People: Good for the Country?

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Do we finally have a national higher education agenda in the U.S.? Inside Higher Ed suggests we're close. The "now widely held view that the country must in the next 10-15 years significantly increase the number of…

Lessons from a Professional Paper-Writer

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education published one of the most disturbing articles on higher ed I have ever read. The author, writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, is a man paid by students to write their papers…

Another Dissent on the Idea that Economic Growth Depends on Having More College Grads

Nov 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In this LA Times op-ed, economics professor Shirley Svorny (Cal State Northridge) argues against the idea that if a state puts more kids through college, that will provide it with an economic boost. While the bigwigs in…

Collegiate Press Roundup 11-23-10

Nov 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists take the measure of campus anti-smoking policies, graduation rates for football players and due process rights for accused terrorists.

The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research

Nov 23, 2010 by Lawrence M. Mead |

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4), he describes the path productive…

Are Universities Our “Engines of Innovation”?

Nov 22, 2010 by George Leef |

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp recently published a book in which he maintains that universities are the country's "engines of innovation." In today's Pope Center article, however, Jay Schalin runs that notion past a real inventor…

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