Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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A Monumental Mistake

Aug 16, 2017 by Dion J. Pierre |

When it comes to de-commemoration, lines must be drawn.

Penn Dean to Law Prof: We Favor Free Speech, but Not Yours

Aug 15, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Amy Wax comes under fire for defending the traditional bourgeois values of family, civic-mindedness, hard work, and respect for authority. 

Doing More with Less

Aug 15, 2017 by Richard Vedder |

In the Fall 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30 no. 3), Richard Vedder describes the harms done to higher education by federal involvement and offers some solutions going forward.

Amending the First Amendment

Aug 14, 2017 by Paul Rahe |

In the Fall 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30 no. 3), Paul A. Rahe outlines the decline of the First Amendment and the dangers that decline poses.

Dead: Fossil Fuel Divestment

Aug 14, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson describes the steps that led to the closing of the Divestment Student Network (DSN).

Percy Martinez Autism Scholarship

Aug 11, 2017 by NAS |

Percy Martinez has started a new Autism Scholarship.

Freedom House Has a Beam in its Eye

Aug 11, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Freedom House thinks America is getting less free--for all the wrong reasons.

Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in…

Aug 11, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The entirety of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

Yes, Campus Indoctrination Is Real

Aug 11, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that the lack of ideological diversity on campuses is due to more than just the left's domination of the professoriate, but to the campus culture itself.

Extinct Experiments

Aug 10, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS celebrates a victory as the Divestment Student Network closes. 

Will the Other Claremont Colleges Defend Free Speech?

Aug 10, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Other Claremont schools are still investigating the student protests at Claremont McKenna college that obstructed speaker Heather Mac Donald.

House of Representatives Holds Hearing on Threats to Free Speech on College Campuses

Aug 10, 2017 by Benjamin Giles |

A recent congressional hearing on the campus speech environment revealed the responsibilities of students, faculty, and administrators for protecting free speech.

The Declining Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

Aug 09, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The fifth of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

Boulevard of Woken Dreams

Aug 09, 2017 by Dion J. Pierre |

NAS's Dion Pierre comments on a recent column from David Brooks on "wokeness."

The Declining Commitment to Academic Freedom and the Free Exchange of Ideas

Aug 07, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The fourth of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

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