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Explore the debate and science of Trustees.

July 16, 2018

A Trustee for Free Speech

NAS

Jamie Kirchick collects Yale alumni signatures in his campaign to join the Yale Board of Trustees.

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June 27, 2017

NAS Sends Letter to SUNY Trustees

Peter Wood

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson ask the SUNY Board of Trustees to investigate the Confucius Institutes in their system.

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July 2, 2015

Rachelle Peterson on WSJ Live

NAS

The fossil fuel divestment fad indulges fantasy rather than grappling with economic realities. 

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March 11, 2014

Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Rachelle Peterson

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

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June 25, 2013

The University of California Regents Contradict Themselves

John Ellis

In a new series of correspondence about the California Association of Scholars' report A Crisis of Competence, the University of California Regents appear less than transparent.

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August 29, 2012

Calling on the Regents to Protect Academic Integrity

Ashley Thorne

John Ellis writes about the controversy at UCLA in which a professor included a link, "Boycotting Israel," on his class website.

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August 22, 2012

Stop Treating Trustees Like Mushrooms

George Leef

Most college and university trustees are generally kept in the dark; they need independence to get the right information.

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July 17, 2012

Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Glenn Ricketts

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

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February 1, 2012

Don’t Count on Trustees

George Leef

Are Trustees trustworthy? Not until they become CEOs.

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