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January 25, 2021

Jon Westling, R.I.P.

Peter Wood

Jon Westling, a former president of Boston University, died on January 15. Here, NAS President Peter Wood provides his tribute and reminisence.

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January 20, 2021

Academic Persecution at UCF

National Association of Scholars

The University of Central Florida has announced that it will fire Professor Charles Negy, in what appears to be an ideologically motivated termination predicated on a controversial tweet.

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December 1, 2020

COVID-19 Spurs Rule by Bureaucracy

David Acevedo

Higher ed administrators have kept busy lining their own pockets at the expense of faculty, students, and “non-essential” staff at all levels of the university.

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November 30, 2020

University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

Neetu Arnold

Universities are taking advantage of the pandemic to "hollow out the middle," that is, to defenestrate full-time and tenured faculty from their positions of influence in the university.

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October 28, 2020

Higher Ed Leadership Takes on Racism

National Association of Scholars

UPDATED AND SEARCHABLE: Is your institution one of the 300+ that have published statements condemning "systemic racism" and promising an "anti-racist" future? Click to find out.

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August 11, 2020

House Leaders Take Aim at Dark Money in Higher Ed

David Acevedo

Reps. James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan, (R-OH), and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) have sent letters to six university presidents, requesting years of unredacted foreign financial transactions.

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June 16, 2020

On Wolves and Shattered Shields

David Acevedo

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”

David Acevedo

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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