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The President of Portland State University Upholds Intellectual Freedom

Oct 03, 2016 by Chance Layton |

President Wim Wiewel explains in an email to students that the University is committed to free speech, peaceful protest, and "robust debate."

Canada’s Crusade Against Fossil Fuels

Jul 20, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Frontier Centre for Public Policy releases a report illuminating the failed agenda of fossil fuel divestment. 

The Death of Campus Free Speech—and How to Revive It

Jul 08, 2016 by Charles Lipson |

It’s getting harder to tell the difference between real news about colleges and the Onion’s parodies. 

Crime in America

Jun 21, 2016 by David Randall |

NAS board member Barry Latzer discusses his new book The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America.

Education School Follies

Jun 10, 2016 by David Randall |

NAS Board Member Sandra Stotsky anatomizes education school follies.

Rachelle Peterson Discusses Transgender Restrooms on American Family Radio

Jun 09, 2016 by NAS |

Rachelle Peterson defends Gail Heriot's testimony on the Department of Education's overreach in mandating transgender restrooms. 

Common Core’s Bluegrass Blues

Jun 01, 2016 by David Randall |

Kentucky adopted Common Core early; now it's suffering the consequences.

The “Right-wing Billionaires are Going to Take Over Higher Education”…

May 02, 2016 by George Leef |

Is conservative money poisoning the well of education or something else?

Wood Speaks on Chicago’s Morning Answer Radio Show

Apr 15, 2016 by NAS |

Peter Wood spoke about campus protesters on Chicago's Morning Answer radio show.

Christina Hoff Sommers to Debate on Pay Gap

Apr 08, 2016 by NAS |

Sommers will participate in a debate with two Stanford professors on Equal Pay Day. 

Ashley Thorne Defends the Need to Challenge Students

Apr 04, 2016 by NAS |

Thorne responds to a critique of her essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

On the Alleged Exploitation of Adjuncts

Mar 30, 2016 by George Leef |

Are adjunct professors treated unjustly?

Non-Trump University

Mar 22, 2016 by Chance Layton |

NAS President Peter Wood writes about the "bait-and-switch" of American higher education.

Hate Crime Hoaxes

Mar 22, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In an article featured in Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes about the danger of hate crime hoaxes.

Peter Wood to Debate Randall Kennedy on Affirmative Action at UMass

Mar 11, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood will debate Harvard Law professor and author Randall Kennedy on April 12.

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