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More on Science and Gender Equity

Jun 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

John Tierney has an interesting piece in today's New York Times about the ongoing controversy over what an "equitable" proportion of female faculty in scientific fields such as physics, aeronautics or engineering might be.…

Pets in Dorms…No Comment

Jun 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Bring your pit bull to class? Colleges welcome quadraped companions.

Shut Up, They Explained

Jun 08, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A Chronicle article about the NAS's latest research report draws out the PC vigilantes. Peter Wood responds.

Beach Books: 2010-2011

Jun 04, 2010 Ashley Thorne |

NAS has released a new report, "Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?" on common reading programs at colleges and universities. 

Reply to Wilson on Freshman Books

Jun 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A response to John K. Wilson's reaction to the NAS report "Beach Books: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?"

Science, Academic Freedom and Public Funding

Jun 03, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Several weeks ago, NAS President Peter Wood took note here of the inquiries by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who had announced his intention look into the use of reasearch funds granted by the Commonwealth to controversial…

Collegiate Press Roundup 6-3-10

Jun 03, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists this week write about senior reflections, Teach for America, the line between the offensive and the satirical, reverse racism and the new health care law.

What Colleges Want Freshmen to Read

Jun 03, 2010 |

The National Association of Scholars has released a study of colleges that assign a single book as summer reading to incoming freshmen.

Who Should Go to College?

Jun 02, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

That question seems to be on the minds of many higher education watchers these days, and there's an interesting round-table discussion of it over at today's Chronicle of Higher Education. Ashley Thorne also took…

Science Gets Gender Equity

May 28, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

As the House of Representatives approaches a vote on the America Competes Reathorization Act, our long-time friend Christina Sommers takes note of an obscure section tucked deeply within the bill which could have major consequences…

The Man in the Moon: A Memory from the NAS Conference

May 27, 2010 by David Clemens |

In 2009, ten days before the inauguration, I was in Washington for the NAS conference but had decided to stay near the National Mall at the ritzy Hay-Adams across from the White House.  With Blair House unavailable, President-elect…

NAS Member Publications

May 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A sampling of some NAS members' work this year.

Don’t Stop the Presses - Yet

May 26, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

According to this survey from the National Association of College Stores, students prefer traditional print textbooks by a significant majority, and would not buy digitalized versions even if they were readily available and inexpensive.…

10 Reasons Not to Go to College

May 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A sampling of arguments for the idea that college may not be for everyone.

Collegiate Press Roundup 5-26-10

May 26, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This week students write about higher pay for women, ideological uniformity on campus, ways to control undergraduate alcoholic excess, the spiritual dimension of life and federal health care programs.

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