Rachelle Peterson

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

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Divesting from Free Speech

Sep 14, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson explains that divestment activists have silenced debate, but done little to aid the environment.

Whose Side Are You On?

Jul 17, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

The fossil fuel divestment campaign declares war on free speech.

Bill McKibben Responds to NAS Questions on Divestment

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Prominent sustainability activist Bill McKibben offers some answers to questions posed by NAS. 

The Remarkable Class of 2015 Must Save the Planet

Jul 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

From Bill Nye to Barack Obama, commencement speakers across the country encouraged the class of 2015 to "change the world" by changing the planet. 

A Pause for Thought

Jun 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

A new study disputes the "pause" in global warming. 

‘Nudging’ Goes to College

Jun 02, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Higher education should train students to think for themselves, not resort to a pre-set path set by those who seek to manipulate behavior.

Prince Ea Is Sorry. Me Too.

May 26, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Prince Ea's "Dear Future Generations" video is moving, but it neglects some important facts.

Diminishing Returns

May 25, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Divestment activism has failed. Universities are learning that sanctions rarely accomplish anything.

President Obama, Not Green Enough for the Hardcore Greens

May 20, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

It doesn't take much to be accused of being a climate change "denier." You don't even have to deny climate change.

Divestment Spring

May 07, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Students stage sit-ins for divestment, claiming to be "oppressed" by college trustees. 

Pope Francis Discusses Sustainable Development

Apr 29, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Scientists and theologians weigh in on a summit at the Vatican. 

MOOCs - What You Need to Know About Them Now

Apr 01, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOCs are complementing institutions with flexible professional courses, fulfilling predictions made a year and a half ago. 

Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The first critical account of the sustainability movement in higher education.

Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

An executive summary of our report on the campus sustainability movement. 

Sustainability FAQs

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of the report Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism answer frequently asked questions about sustainability and the NAS's positions.

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