Rachelle Peterson

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

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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.

Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of an NAS report critiquing the campus sustainability movement make 10 recommendations for colleges and universities. 

Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed on Global Warming

Mar 24, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Elite journalists gathered at Columbia University say they have no need to listen to or even acknowledge skeptics of anthropogenic global warming.

Merchants of Smear

Mar 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Conspiracy theorists make an ad hominem attack film about climate-change doubters. 

(Not So) Happy Global Divestment Day

Feb 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Activists worldwide are converging to demand divestment from fossil fuels. 

Call Your Broker, Save the Planet

Feb 13, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson writes for National Review Online on why climate activists' latest cause has them sounding like stock market analysts. 

Title Nein: CUNY Eliminates Sex-Specific Salutations

Feb 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

The City University of New York has banned staff from referring to students as “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” or “Ms.,” calling this act of politeness sex discrimination

How MOOCs Threaten Your Privacy

Jan 23, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson warns against several dangers of MOOCs, which include the possibility of data mining and privacy infringement.

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