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June 20, 2012

Two Commencement Talks That Got Attention

Jonathan Imber

Jonathan Imber contrasts two prominent commencement addresses with a more obscure one.

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October 18, 2011

Introducing NAS Fall Intern Kate Hamilton

Ashley Thorne

A current intern describes how a liberal arts education led her to support the mission of NAS.

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August 26, 2011

Steve Jobs on His College Experience

George Leef

Read about it in this talk he gave back in 2005. He dropped out of Reed College after a few months, but stuck around to sit in on some classes that he found interesting. The one that interested him the most: calligraphy.

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June 22, 2011

Working Without Pay, Paying to Work

Glenn Ricketts

There's an interesting review over at NRO of Ross Perlin's Intern Nation, a book that examines the growing and almost wholly invisible number of unpaid intern positions that are eagerly staffed by college students or recent college graduate...

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June 15, 2011

FERPA -- Another Case of Federal Overreach?

George Leef

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Steven Roy Goodman takes a critical look at FERPA (the Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act) and argues that it often impedes access to key information about college students.

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May 5, 2011

Documentary on E.D. Hirsch: Call for Participants

Do you know E.D. Hirsch? Are you interested in his ideas? Be part of a documentary on his intellectual career.

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March 23, 2011

Can Innovation Transform Higher Education?

George Leef

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Burck Smith, the entrepreneur behind StraighterLine, writes about the prospects for dramatic change through innovation in higher education. Innovation can very readily disrupt free markets. The trouble...

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December 1, 2010

Fall 2010 Highlights from NAS

It’s December! In case you missed us this fall, here are the 20 top articles from NAS in September, October, and November.

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October 25, 2010

Facebook and U: The Dangers of University Email

Jonathan Bean

A certain Midwestern state requires all of its state employees, university workers included, to undergo "ethics training." This year the state confirmed the dangers of using university email for anything personal--including logging on to Facebook....

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September 30, 2010

Fashion and the Oil Spill

Peter Wood

Good news for those who have eagerly awaited academe’s considered responses to last summer’s Gulf oil spill.  And even better news for those who have been eagerly awaiting how the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been received and an...

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