Read thoughts and initiatives from the National Association of Scholars.

April 20, 2024

The Academic's Roadmap

Bob Wright

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently.

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April 20, 2024

The Case of the Anguished Airman

F.R. Duplantier

There are only two good reasons for attending graduate school: (1) getting a degree prerequisite to a teaching career, and (2) having nothing better to do. 

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April 16, 2024

Bravo to George Mason University’s Board of Visitors

Teresa R. Manning

Most American colleges and universities need more of this kind of accountability and oversight, not less. And it looks like George Mason University’s Board is showing the way.

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April 9, 2024

Florida Restricts Foreign Researchers

Ian Oxnevad

Florida’s new law on researchers from hostile countries is unfortunately needed for national security.

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April 6, 2024

Doktorväter: A Memoir

Stefania R. Jha

It would be difficult to decide which of the five Doktorväter were most influential in my development as a scholar—they all contributed in various ways by their example of humanity, exactin......

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