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Collegiate Press Roundup

Feb 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student writers this week discuss longtime NFL loyalties, campus smoking bans, and why the Bible can't tell us when life begins.

Are Students Trapped in the Net?

Feb 04, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Students can resist internet addiction if they learn self-control, argues Jason Fertig. He calls for new attention to trends in internet behavior.

Ask a Scholar: Economic Freedom and Well-Being

Feb 03, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Does a country's level of economic freedom affect the standard of living of its people?

Lumina’s New Degree Profile: As Elusive as the Snark

Feb 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood questions whether American higher education needs an "outcomes framework," or whether we'd be better equipped with something more like a core curriculum.

Letter from Connecticut Association of Scholars to Wesleyan University President

Feb 01, 2011 by |

NAS's Connecticut affiliate wrote to Wesleyan's president to support the students who conducted an "affirmative action bake sale" on campus last fall.

Suicide Bombers and Academic Freedom

Jan 31, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Brooklyn College appointed an adjunct professor to teach "Politics of the Middle East," then fired him because of his politics.

Collegiate Press Roundup

Jan 28, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

In this week's edition, undergraduate journalists call for more campus activism, defend student voting in college towns and approve one choice for commencement speaker.

Ask a Scholar: Private vs. Public Wages

Jan 28, 2011 by John Mathys |

What accounts for the difference in compensation for private and public workers?

Academic Impactorators

Jan 28, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood finds a more meaningful direction for colleges in the book “Academically Adrift” than in the U.N. program Academic Impact.

Reassembling Shakespeare’s Fair Friend

Jan 27, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Did Shakespeare encode the name of his fair friend in his Sonnets?

Ask a Scholar: Pericope and Chiasm

Jan 26, 2011 by Todd D. Moore |

Can there be more than one chiasm (a pattern of concentric parallelism) in a pericope (a paragraph, episode, or story)?

What Happened? Libel Tourism, UT Racial Preferences, Stanford Citizenship Education,…

Jan 26, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

We revisited some of our articles from last year to find out,

Reengineering Ethics Education

Jan 25, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Teaching "ethics" won't prevent the next Enron; ethics can only be taught indirectly, argues Jason Fertig.

Dictatorships and Double Standards:  Part III

Jan 24, 2011 by Robert L. Paquette |

Professor Paquette chronicles the campus radicalism at Hamilton College that has "made it increasingly less hospitable to religious students, conservative students, and students who desire a traditional liberal arts education."

Western Culture By Bits And Pieces

Jan 24, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

If the general education requirements at your school slight the traditional aspects of western culture, why not use your own courses to compensate?

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