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Can We Teach Someone to Be Ethical?

Jan 20, 2011 by Nicholas Capaldi |

Nicholas Capaldi outlines four ways of persuading someone to do the right thing.

Teaching Ethics: A View from the Trenches

Jan 20, 2011 by Nathan Tierney |

Nathan Tierney offers principles and practical advice, including arguments against ethical relativism, for teaching ethics in a college classroom today.

Race and College Admissions: Still More

Jan 19, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

The day simply has to be coming when the issue of race in college admissions or faculty hiring generates no new litigation "diversity" policies, because everyone is finally one the same page: we all agree that this is what the…

The Same Tired Arguments on Racial Preferences

Jan 19, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, John Rosenberg reviews a recent book that purports to show how terrible it was for California to have adopted Proposition 209, thereby dropping racial preferences. Alas, it's just the…

Shut Up and Listen, Together

Jan 19, 2011 by Keith Whitaker |

A night at the symphony prompts Keith Whitaker to consider the value of the disciplined attention and shared experience that should characterize the college classroom.

$125,000 Settlement for “Potentially Evangelical” Astronomer

Jan 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

An astronomer settles a lawsuit with the University of Kentucky for religious discrimination.

The New Huck Finn vs. Yale’s Big Book of Rap Lyrics

Jan 19, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood contrasts the new sanitized version of Mark Twain’s masterpiece with the Yale University Press publication of a scholarly edition of rap lyrics.

Peter Wood on ABC News: “Going to College is a Gamble”

Jan 19, 2011 by |

Video: NAS president Peter Wood talks about the risks of sending students to college at a time when they can be assured neither that they will learn much nor that they will be better positioned to secure a good job.

Statement by the California Association of Scholars Regarding Chancellor Birgeneau’s…

Jan 19, 2011 by |

NAS's California affiliate calls out UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his improper use of his position for political advocacy.

AQ Author Toby Huff Cited in New York Times

Jan 18, 2011 by Adam Kissel, Ashley Thorne |

The New York Times recently ran an article by Edward Rothstein ("To Each His Own Museum, as Identity Goes on Display") about museum exhibitions that seek to vindicate certain groups' historical roles but…

Many College Students Learn Little

Jan 18, 2011 by George Leef |

So says this USA Today article, reporting on the findings of a recent book entitled Academically Adrift. No surprise here. 

How Writing a Sonnet Helps Students Learn English

Jan 18, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Troy Camplin explains the benefits of giving students a seemingly outmoded and irrelevant writing assignment -- composing a sonnet. 

Sustainability as Conservative Ideology

Jan 18, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

Environmentalist ideology in the guise of sustainability is everywhere. It is pap. The words sustainability, conservation and conservatism are linked. They suggest protection of the status quo. Until the Progressive era Americans…

The Folly of Team Projects

Jan 18, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Stick to individual assignments, counsels Jason Fertig. Group work often produces shoddy results and unfair grades, and rarely does it create "synergy."

For-Profits Break the Monopoly on What a College Can Be

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

In the final piece of his four-part series, Peter Wood argues that the United States needs the versatility that the for-profit sector provides.

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