July 14, 2020

Higher Ed’s Princes and Paupers Plan Reopening

John David

Elite colleges and universities have not provided the actionable reopening solution many hoped for—their plans would spell bankruptcy and closure for most schools in America.

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July 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter on the Ballot

John Rosenberg

Proposition 16 is much bigger than affirmative action—it's a tacit endorsement of the BLM agenda.

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July 10, 2020

Don’t Bail Out Colleges. Help Students Instead.

Andrew Gillen

To make it out of COVID-19 alive, colleges and universities need to 1) support students directly and 2) allow alternative educational providers to enter the market.

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July 9, 2020

Potential Grantmaking Options in Higher Education

The Giving Review Editors

Philanthropy in higher education is currently dominated by the political left. Are there openings for those on the other side of the aisle to make a lasting difference?

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July 9, 2020

The New Title IX and its Challengers

KC Johnson

The newly issued Title IX regulations, set to take effect on August 14, have faced four primary groups of opponents filing lawsuits. The clock is ticking—will these counter-efforts be enough?

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July 8, 2020

Scheming to Revive Racial Preferences in California

Gail Heriot

ACA 5 has passed both houses of the California State Legislature and threatens to revive affirmative action in the state if its resulting bill, Proposition 16, is approved by voters in November.

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July 7, 2020

Curing Higher Ed in the Wake of COVID-19

Adam Ellwanger

The current model of higher education is utterly dysfunctional. COVID-19 has given us an unprecedented opportunity to make it work again.

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July 7, 2020

More Skills, Fewer Degrees for Gov. Jobs

John David

President Trump has unveiled a new executive order designed to prioritize job skills over degrees in Federal hiring—good news for the two-thirds of Americans without a college diploma.

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July 6, 2020

Defining Terms, Thinking Critically, and Focusing Inward

Ray M Sanchez

To have open and honest conversations on campus, we need to define terms, think critically, and look inwardly.

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July 3, 2020

Happy Independence Day from NAS

Peter Wood

A virtuous republic worth fighting and dying for is also worth thinking and reading for.

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May 1, 2017


Binghamton University Responds to NAS’s Report

SUNY Binghamton offers critiques and corrections to Outsourced to China. ...

March 23, 2011


Looking for Answers? Ask a Scholar!

NAS is partnering with Intellectual Takeout to answer questions that call for scholarly judgment and can't be answered by Wikipedia. ...

September 5, 2014


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."...

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May 15, 2015


Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

June 15, 2020


See Clearly, Decide Wisely, Act Justly

An Open Letter to the Converse College Community in response to its administrative decisions relating to diversity and inclusion on campus. ...

June 12, 2020


Defending Against the Jacobins

As college presidents shirk academic reform in favor of more activist programs, the question remains: Will boards of trustees walk with higher ed. leadership over the edge of the cliff?...