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Another Dissent on the Idea that Economic Growth Depends on Having More College Grads

Nov 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In this LA Times op-ed, economics professor Shirley Svorny (Cal State Northridge) argues against the idea that if a state puts more kids through college, that will provide it with an economic boost. While the bigwigs in…

Collegiate Press Roundup 11-23-10

Nov 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists take the measure of campus anti-smoking policies, graduation rates for football players and due process rights for accused terrorists.

The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research

Nov 23, 2010 by Lawrence M. Mead |

Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4), he describes the path productive…

Are Universities Our “Engines of Innovation”?

Nov 22, 2010 by George Leef |

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp recently published a book in which he maintains that universities are the country's "engines of innovation." In today's Pope Center article, however, Jay Schalin runs that notion past a real inventor…

UCSD Prof Gains Tenure Aiding Illegal Aliens

Nov 22, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

This video (h/t The Blaze) excerpts interviews of two UCSD professors, Micha Cardenas and Ricardo Dominguez, who advocate the dissolution of the United States. Professor Dominguez states that he won tenure at UCSD by designing…

Media Rush to Defend LSU “Blood Will Be on Your Hands” Prof

Nov 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

It is what it looks like - a video shows an astronomy professor ranting in class about global warming and attempting to humiliate students who disagree with him.

NAS Tennessee Affiliate Head Elected to State Senate

Nov 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from NAS.org Congratulations to Jim Summerville, who was elected to the Tennessee state Senate on November 2, beating incumbent Doug Jackson in a surprise upset. He has been the…

Diversity Babble

Nov 19, 2010 by Douglas Campbell |

California State University, Chico circumvents the law with disingenuous rationalizations for "diversity."

21st-Century Studies

Nov 19, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for 21st Century Studies is an example of the academic left recycling clichés and passing them off as modern.

More Ideas for Reducing the Cost of College

Nov 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Here's the next installment (chapters 6-12) from our CCAP friends in their report, “25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College.” We at NAS especially appreciate #6. And we recently published a major article on #10…

Ask a Scholar: A Burning Question

Nov 18, 2010 by Kosta Steliou |

What's the curious byproduct in my wood-burning stove this year?

Accreditation and Educational Quality

Nov 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I discuss the recent study done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity on higher ed accreditation. The authors conclude that college accreditation served some useful…

A Glimpse of Culture Change at Princeton

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Princeton's sustainability open house confirmed that "it's about changing habits."

Wesleyan’s Affirmative Action Reaction

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.

MyFuture.com: A Good Resource for Young Adults

Nov 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

I recently discovered MyFuture.com, a website for high school students to help them decide what to do as they begin adulthood. It has three branches: career, college, and military, and it has clear information and step-by-step…

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