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Collegiate Press Roundup 9-23-10

Sep 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists assess the war in Afghanistan, gender inclusive dorms and the cold reality of a college education.

Making a Profit Doesn’t Make You a Villain

Sep 22, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram discusses the recent study on for-profit higher education published by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. He finds that the…

PC Zombie

Sep 22, 2010 by David Clemens |

Former student “Lamar” transferred to a University of California campus this semester and was surprised to find himself ordered to attend two mandatory “workshops,” one on alcohol abuse and the other on…

New Series on Common Reading at

Sep 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

To make it easier for our readers to find our work on college common reading, we created a new article series on the NAS website, You can find these articles by going to the…

Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

Sep 21, 2010 by Mark D. Futato |

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers.

Whither the MBA?

Sep 20, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, management professor Jason Fertig considers a recent book that is critical of, but still optimistic about, MBA programs. Fertig thinks that pessimism is perhaps more warranted. He sees the profusion…

Too Little, Too Late

Sep 20, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Wellesley, Mass.'s head of schools has publicly apologized after learning middle schoolers participated in a Muslim prayer service during a field trip last spring. During the outing the students visited the…

CUNY Affiliate Urges Common Reading Transparency

Sep 20, 2010 by Dorothy Lang |

The CUNY Association of Scholars gives Brooklyn College three recommendations for improving its freshman book assignment.

Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches

Sep 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Remember the Beach Books report on common reading programs? It showed that U.S. colleges and universities are generally picking lightweight, politically biased books as yearlong "theme" books for students. This morning NAS released…

Scholars Pick Must-Reads for Undergrads

Sep 17, 2010 |

The NAS released a list of books it recommends for college

A Call for Open-Mindedness or a Culture War Maneuver?

Sep 17, 2010 by Peter Wood |

The AAC&U's new report, "Engaging Diverse Viewpoints," styles itself as an appeal for intellectual diversity but is full of politically correct buzzwords.

Read These Instead: Better Books for Next Year’s Beaches

Sep 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

NAS's picks for college common reading programs.

Preserving Newman’s Legacy

Sep 16, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

The Cardinal Newman Society has officially launched an ambitious, multi-faceted new "legacy" project to help preserve more than 10,000 manuscripts handwritten by the 19th-century theologian John Henry Cardinal Newman…

Collegiate Press Roundup 9-16-10

Sep 16, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

This week, student op-ed writers look at campus hand gun policies, sex at school and bad language at football games.

Higher Education’s Obesity Problem: Administrative Bloat

Sep 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about the recent study released by the Goldwater Institute on administrative bloat in higher education. Almost everyone laments the increasing cost of going to college, but they…

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