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Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Collisions on the Windshield of Globocracy: The UN’s Academic Impact

Jan 21, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A United Nations initiative aims to unite colleges and universities in the pursuit of ambiguous ideals such as "global citizenship."

Ask a Scholar: Class Warfare

Jan 21, 2011 by Walter Block |

Where can I find information that explains the true facts about the class warfare in the United States?

Collegiate Press Roundup

Jan 21, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Undergraduate journalists assess Sarah Palin's political future, the impact of popular culture, the value of Greek life and student mental health care.

Give Students the Gift of Ethics

Jan 20, 2011 by Douglas Campbell |

Adhering to a set of ethical standards is our greatest expression of human freedom and individuality, writes Douglas Campbell.

Can We Teach Someone to Be Ethical?

Jan 20, 2011 by Nicholas Capaldi |

Nicholas Capaldi outlines four ways of persuading someone to do the right thing.

Teaching Ethics: A View from the Trenches

Jan 20, 2011 by Nathan Tierney |

Nathan Tierney offers principles and practical advice, including arguments against ethical relativism, for teaching ethics in a college classroom today.

Shut Up and Listen, Together

Jan 19, 2011 by Keith Whitaker |

A night at the symphony prompts Keith Whitaker to consider the value of the disciplined attention and shared experience that should characterize the college classroom.

$125,000 Settlement for “Potentially Evangelical” Astronomer

Jan 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

An astronomer settles a lawsuit with the University of Kentucky for religious discrimination.

The New Huck Finn vs. Yale’s Big Book of Rap Lyrics

Jan 19, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood contrasts the new sanitized version of Mark Twain’s masterpiece with the Yale University Press publication of a scholarly edition of rap lyrics.

Peter Wood on ABC News: “Going to College is a Gamble”

Jan 19, 2011 by |

Video: NAS president Peter Wood talks about the risks of sending students to college at a time when they can be assured neither that they will learn much nor that they will be better positioned to secure a good job.

Statement by the California Association of Scholars Regarding Chancellor Birgeneau’s…

Jan 19, 2011 by |

NAS's California affiliate calls out UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his improper use of his position for political advocacy.

The Folly of Team Projects

Jan 18, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Stick to individual assignments, counsels Jason Fertig. Group work often produces shoddy results and unfair grades, and rarely does it create "synergy."

For-Profits Break the Monopoly on What a College Can Be

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

In the final piece of his four-part series, Peter Wood argues that the United States needs the versatility that the for-profit sector provides.

Examining For-Profits and Cost Structure

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Continuing his series on for-profit colleges, Peter Wood sees an advantage in their pared-down offerings in the context of spiraling higher-education costs.

Collegiate Press Roundup

Jan 14, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In this week's roundup, student newshawks ruminate on marriage equality, expurgated literary classics and presidential memoirs.

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