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American U of Iraq Becomes the Nation’s First Accredited University

Jul 16, 2010 by Jeff Martineau |

The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani has been granted accreditation and recognition of its "dedication to forming students in liberal education."

Collegiate Press Roundup, 7-15-10

Jul 15, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

In this week's Roundup, student writers take the measure of oil dependence, November Congressional elections, sleeping in class and NASA's role in international diplomacy.

More Millennials Need to Work at McDonalds

Jul 15, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Advice to recent college graduates: get a job, anywhere.

Peter Wood Speaks on Campus Sustainability and Political Correctness

Jul 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Radio: NAS's president discussed the origins of the sustainability movement; its environmental, social, and economic aspects; and its influence on higher education today.

Ben Wildavsky’s Book on the Globalization of Higher Ed

Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |

 That's the subject of my Clarion Call today. I like some aspects of the book. Best of all is Wildavsky's argument that we should abandon educational mercantilism -- the notion that nations have to compete to be tops…

The Growing Realization that the Higher Ed Emperor is Wearing No Clothes

Jul 14, 2010 by George Leef |

The careful image campaign that the higher ed establishment has conducted for decades seems to be wearing off, if this Washington Examiner piece is any indication. The writer observes that lots of American students now…

A Click of the Mouse, a Turn of the Page

Jul 14, 2010 by Brian T. Johnson |

David Brooks of the New York Times writes a fine column on the power of books in the age of the internet. His observations are prompted by a study which finds that low income elementary school students who receive books…

Sustainability at Universities a “Feel-Good” Term…No Comment

Jul 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Sustainability can be "a plastic phrase that all adhere to with varying invested meanings."

Three Law School Articles

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Of interest to law professors, lawyers, and curious individuals, NAS has recently published three articles about law schools: “Conferring Privilege: DOJ, Law Schools, and the New Politics of Race” examines the Association…

Potemkin Admissions: Law Professors Propose to Hide LSAT Data

Jul 13, 2010 by George W. Dent |

A movement is afoot to persuade law schools to withhold LSAT scores from U.S. News and World Report. The idea is to make it harder for the public to see how much the pursuit of racial preferences drags down the quality of admissions.

NAS President on Radio Tonight on Sustainability

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Peter Wood will appear on Milt Rosenberg’s Chicago-based radio program Extension 720 tonight to talk about the campus sustainability movement.

Diversity Discriminates

Jul 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

How elite colleges and universities unfairly rig admissions standards and call it "diversity."

In Memoriam

Jul 12, 2010 by David Clemens |

Most good teachers had a model. Robert Pinsky had Francis Ferguson; Mark Edmundson had Frank Lears. I was lucky; I had two. My Freshman Comp. teacher was Dr. Idelle Sullens, a Stanford-trained medievalist specializing in 14th…

Russ Nieli Writes About “Diversity’s” Dirty Little Secret

Jul 12, 2010 by George Leef |

Princeton's Russ Nieli has an illuminating essay on Minding the Campus entitled "How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others." It absolutely knocks the stuffing out of the contention we hear so often from…

“They So Despise Her Politics” - Do Conservative Faculty Candidates Get…

Jul 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

An unsuccessful faculty candidate for a position at the University of Iowa College of Law believes she was denied the appointment because of her politics.

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