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May 17, 2022

Stop the Spread (of Lowered Standards)

Marina Ziemnick

Erasing academic standards won’t solve the problems that students face in the post-pandemic era—it will only mask them.

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May 13, 2022

Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 226 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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May 12, 2022

First Amendment Violations, Social Transitioning, and "Gender Affirming Care"

John D. Sailer

The question of gender self-identification—whether a person can self-identify into a different sex—will likely become one of this year’s most salient education issues.

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May 12, 2022

Mornin’ Ralph, Mornin’ Sam in Anthropology Today

Kathleen Lowrey

Professor Lowrey recounts her latest encounter with academic cancel culture, this time with an acceptance-turned-rejection at Anthropology Today.

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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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