Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at peterson@nas.org.

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Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Aug 30, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

Dead: Fossil Fuel Divestment

Aug 14, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson describes the steps that led to the closing of the Divestment Student Network (DSN).

Will the Other Claremont Colleges Defend Free Speech?

Aug 10, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Other Claremont schools are still investigating the student protests at Claremont McKenna college that obstructed speaker Heather Mac Donald.

One-and-a-Half Cheers for Claremont McKenna

Jul 31, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson applauds the school's decision to discipline several students who obstructed free speech and calls for increased vigilance from all college administrators to protect free speech.

Outsourced to China

Jul 12, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson warns of the dangers inherent in allowing a foreign government to exert influence on classrooms and university administrators.

NAS Sends Letter to SUNY Trustees

Jun 27, 2017 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson ask the SUNY Board of Trustees to investigate the Confucius Institutes in their system.

American Universities Are Welcoming China’s Trojan Horse

May 15, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson writes on China's use of soft power to influence students at American universities. 

Disinvited, Re-invited, Still Slighted

Apr 05, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech staged a public putdown of Jason Riley's BB&T Distinguished Lecture.

Middlebury Admissions Tells Alumni How to Talk About the Protest Over Charles Murray

Mar 09, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

A new document tries to guide conversations about Charles Murray's visit to campus. 

Securing Liberty

Jan 26, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS members and friends gathered in Oklahoma City for NAS’s 30th anniversary conference.

The Environmentalists Versus Trump

Nov 17, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson discusses Trump's possible environmental policies and what where the college environmentalist movement goes next.

Election Reflections

Nov 07, 2016 by Ashley Thorne, David Randall, Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

On this election eve, a few of the staff at the National Association of Scholars have written reflections on citizenship in America.

Federalist Universities

Oct 17, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

To what extent is the university a microcosm of the political party system?

On Reading Old Books

Sep 21, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Are the classics outdated? Four reasons support the reading of old—even flawed—books.

Free Speech v. Free Speech

Aug 04, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Many of the opponents of free speech believe they are its champions.

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