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March 28, 2019

Episode #21: Last Month Today, March Newscast

NAS

March was a busy month, from college admission scandals to free speech executive orders we had our hands full. Listen in and hear what the NAS staff has to say about March's biggest higher education news stories.

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March 18, 2019

Oh, the Varsity Blues

David Randall

What's wrong with American colleges? Admissions departments are a small microcosm of large scale corruption.

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October 19, 2018

On Point with Peter Wood

NAS

On Wednesday, NAS President Peter Wood spoke to NPR’s On Point’s Meghna Chakrabarti about the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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February 18, 2016

The Stiff Price of Social Justice

Adam Mission

Colleges that let in unqualified applicants hire lots of staff for student retention. This raises college costs, drives away poor, qualified students, and doesn't even keep unqualified admits from flunking out of college.

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February 11, 2016

On the Alleged Need to "Improve Diversity" in Grad Admissions

George Leef

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

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January 25, 2016

Give the Poor Students a Chance, Not a Preference

Ashley Thorne

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne analyzes the problems with giving college admissions preferences to low-income students.

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September 21, 2015

A Logician Sees Through the Fallacious Arguments for "Diversity"

George Leef

Professor Carl Cohen, a professor at the University of Michigan, opposes granting preference to students on the basis of ethnicity.

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September 19, 2015

NAS Joins New Amicus Brief in Fisher Case

Glenn Ricketts

We join once again with the Pacific Legal Foundation in opposing race-based admissions policies.

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August 13, 2014

Group Preferences Based on "Place" vs. Preferences Based on Race

George Leef

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

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July 31, 2014

The Resignation of Powers, President of the University of Texas: An Update

Publius Audax

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin who previously gave 10 reasons why UT president Bill Powers should step down, recounts recent events leading to Powers' actual resignation.

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