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Jennifer Gratz on the Real Question About Race

Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Jennifer Gratz, plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger in 2003, testified in court last week against AB 2047, a new bill that if passed, will overturn Proposition 209 and allow racial preferences in California university admissions.…

Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 4th Edition

Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 4th edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

You’ll Never Be a Success Without a College Degree

Jul 07, 2010 by George Leef |

That's what most people say, but the truth of the matter is that quite a few highly successful individuals never earned college degrees. Some of them have created great companies that ironically demand college degrees for jobs…

Collegiate Press Roundup 7-7-10

Jul 07, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student editors take a look this week at the complexities of friendship, the ominous implications of a recent Supreme Court decision, and the Obama administration

Dana College Discontinued

Jul 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Having lost its accreditation, Dana College, a small Lutheran college in Nebraska founded in 1884 by Danish pioneers, announced this week that it will close.

Unrequired Reading

Jul 06, 2010 by David Clemens |

Education needs a manifesto for a new humanism; sadly, Martha Nussbaum’s new book is not that manifesto.  I had high hopes for Not for Profit but Dr. Nussbaum’s argument quickly becomes a tangle of faulty logic…

The Disempowerment of Ethnic Studies?

Jul 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Anyone who's followed Ashley Thorne's posts describing the recently discontinued La Raza/Chicano "studies" program in the Tucson public school sytem may well have experienced a sense of the surreal: how on earth did this…

The Dismal Prospects for Scientific Employment

Jul 06, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

One of the most depressing articles I’ve ever read in my entire life describes the problem American students face when pondering a career in science. For years, the conventional wisdom was that our education system was…

Columbia’s Surrender to the Left

Jul 06, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University presidents Nicholas Butler and Dwight Eisenhower staunchly resisted it, but alas, as Mal Kline notes, to no avail.

U.S. Founding Fathers on Education, in Their Own Words

Jul 02, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In honor of Independence Day, here are some words of wisdom on education from our founding fathers.

Boys, Girls and Geniuses

Jul 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friend Christina Sommers has frequently piqued the wrath of academic feminists by arguing that public education, far from favoring boys as legend has it, is loaded heavily against them and in favor of girls all through the…

Saudis Still Fund Hateful Textbooks

Jul 01, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah just paid a visit to President Obama, almost  two years after the deadline by which the kingdom’s educational curriculum was to have been overhauled. This reform has not take…

Another Fox News Segment on NAS Freshman Summer Reading Study

Jul 01, 2010 by |

Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson discuss NAS's "Beach Books" study on Fox and Friends (VIDEO).

Dangers of Credentialing the College Degree: A Real-Life Example

Jul 01, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

An email exchange between a student and a professor illustrates the popular idea that students are entitled to get a passing grade - even if they don't earn one.

Do Higher Education “Investments” Boost the Economy?

Jun 30, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin takes a look at the conventional wisdom that a sure-fire way for states or countries to boost their economies is by putting more resources into higher education. He concludes…

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