Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at [email protected]

Reports


Corrupting the University - April 24, 2017

Outsourced to China

Rachelle Peterson

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the U...

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November 9, 2015

Inside Divestment

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

The fossil fuel divestment movement, now on more than 1,000 American college campuses, aims at capturing a generation of college students as lifelong climate activists. This report is the first compre...

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Ideology on Campus - March 25, 2015

Sustainability

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

To many, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word has come to mean something much larger: an ideology that demands new limits on economic, political, and intellectual freed...

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May 31, 2019

The Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Confucius Institutes—which present themselves as exemplars of cultural exchange with the U.S., but in reality allow China to monitor American professors, pressure universities, and seek out oppo...

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December 11, 2019

Child Care, Food Stamps, and Flat Tires: When Free Tuition Isn't Enough

Rachelle Peterson

In her latest article for The Federalist, NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson unpacks the Democrats' proposed "College Affordability Act," a bill that promises to fund everything fr...

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December 10, 2019

A Feminist Bothered by ‘Everything’

Rachelle Peterson

The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars is the latest book by liberal feminist Meghan Daum, in which she details her problems with so-called "Fourth Wav...

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November 13, 2019

Presidential Candidates on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

What do the top contenders for president have to say about higher education? Rachelle breaks down the top five Democratic candidates across ten policy issues. She also includes a section on President...

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