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May 10, 2022

No Midge, No National Association of Scholars: A Tribute to Midge Decter

Steve Balch

Steve Balch reflects on the life of Midge Decter, the "godmother" of the National Association of Scholars, who helped NAS find its footing during its fledgling years.

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November 4, 2021

Joseph M. Horn Remembered

Steve Balch

NAS mourns the passing of one of our earliest members, who also served as inaugural president of our Texas state affiliate.

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June 1, 2021

In Memoriam: Foster Friess

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of Foster S. Friess, a generous donor to NAS and many other organizations.

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May 3, 2021

J. Michael Zuromskis, In Memoriam

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of long-time member J. Michael Zuromskis, who passed away on March 19, 2021.

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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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December 22, 2020

John E.D. Irving, Jr. 1948-2020

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of John Irving, who died on December 13 in Princeton. John worked for NAS between 1993-2013, and for many years served as managing editor of Aca......

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December 2, 2020

Walter E. Williams: What I've Learned About Teaching Well

Walter E. Williams

In remembrance of a great economist and professor, we republish Prof. Williams' essay of advice to any future educator who wants to teach well.

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July 25, 2020

Rest In Peace, Mike Adams

National Association of Scholars

We are saddened to learn of the death of Mike Adams, a long-time friend of NAS and defender of every professor's academic freedom.

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May 29, 2020

Doris Ariane and Lowell Lawrence Blaisdell, In Memoriam

National Association of Scholars

The NAS is the grateful recipient of a generous estate gift from longtime NAS supporters Lowell and Doris Blaisdell of Denton, TX.

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April 20, 2020

Aaron William Godfrey, Rara Avis, RIP

Glenn Ricketts

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of long-time member Aaron “Bill” Godfrey, who passed away earlier this month.

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