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Explore the debate and science of College Presidents.

June 16, 2020

On Wolves and Shattered Shields

John David

If college presidents won’t right the ship, we hope that those to whom they are accountable will. 

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June 12, 2020

Defending Against the Jacobins

Peter Wood

As college presidents shirk academic reform in favor of more activist programs, the question remains: Will boards of trustees walk with higher ed. leadership over the edge of the cliff?

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June 11, 2020

Murders, Riots, and Liberal Education

Nelson Lund

St. John's College was once a haven for students to nurture their minds through liberal education. Recent statements by the college's co-presidents may be a sign of changing times.

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June 9, 2020

College Presidents Choose “the Right Side of History”

John David

College presidents have rushed to issue statements on the George Floyd case for fear of being deemed racist—after all, we’re assured that “to be silent is to be complicit.”

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June 8, 2020

Let the Tweeter Beware

Peter Wood

Professor Charles Negy is under investigation by the University of Central Florida for alleged classroom misconduct—one day after he posted a couple of controversial Tweets.

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January 25, 2019

Academy for Retribution

National Association of Scholars

Peter W. Wood writes a letter to the President of Portland State University urging the institution to end its use of academic disciplinary procedures to harass Professor Boghossian. 

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March 15, 2017

How Middlebury College Enabled the Student Riot During Charles Murray's Visit

National Association of Scholars

NAS President Peter Wood analyzes why Middlebury College allowed the student riot during Charles Murray's campus visit.

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March 1, 2016

A Guide to Disinvitation: My Conversation with Williams College President Adam Falk

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood discusses his correspondance with Williams College's President Falk in light of the disinvitation of John Derbyshire. 

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August 27, 2015

Open Letter to Indiana Wesleyan University

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood calls on Dr. David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University, to investigate allegations of a plagiarized doctoral dissertation issued by the university. 

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May 25, 2015

Diminishing Returns

Rachelle Peterson

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

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