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August 11, 2020

House Leaders Take Aim at Dark Money in Higher Ed

John David

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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August 4, 2020

Taking the Fight to Higher Ed Leadership

John David

Higher ed administrators frequently do nothing to prevent, or even actively participate in, a faculty member’s cancelation. NAS will not simply stand by and watch the carnage unfold.

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July 28, 2020

UT Austin’s “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan”

John David

The National Association of Scholars condemns this insidious, unjust “strategic plan” and calls on UT Austin leadership to retract it immediately.

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July 21, 2020

Proposition 209—Twenty Five Years Later

John David

Proposition 209 helps the very groups it was accused of hurting, a fact now proven by over twenty years of data. Merit, not state-sanctioned racial discimination, promotes equity.

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July 14, 2020

Higher Ed’s Princes and Paupers Plan Reopening

John David

Elite colleges and universities have not provided the actionable reopening solution many hoped for—their plans would spell bankruptcy and closure for most schools in America.

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July 7, 2020

More Skills, Fewer Degrees for Gov. Jobs

John David

President Trump has unveiled a new executive order designed to prioritize job skills over degrees in Federal hiring—good news for the two-thirds of Americans without a college diploma.

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June 30, 2020

Senate Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

John David

The Senate has passed the CONFUCIUS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to protect academic freedom and curb the Chinese Communist Party's influence within American Confucius Institutes.

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June 23, 2020

Help Us Cancel the Cancel Culture

John David

Will you help the NAS compile a complete archive of higher education "cancelees"?

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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 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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