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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July 2, 2020

NAS Commends the Department of Education for New Foreign Gift Disclosure Guidance

National Association of Scholars

The Department of Education has taken important steps within the bounds of existing federal law, and we applaud the Department of Education for these important updates to foreign gift disclosures.

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July 1, 2020

Leah Thomas Joins The NAS Team

National Association of Scholars

Join us in welcoming our Summer 2020 communications intern. 

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June 30, 2020

Senate Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

John David

The Senate has passed the CONFUCIUS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to protect academic freedom and curb the Chinese Communist Party's influence within American Confucius Institutes.

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June 26, 2020

Confronting Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism at USC

James E. Moore, II

Professor Moore responds to a recent letter from the president of USC concerning race-relations on campus.

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July 16, 2020

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An Emeritus Professor Under Siege Once Again

The case of Stuart Hurlbert is a grim reminder that not even emeritus professors are safe from the continual onslaught of heterodox views by higher ed censors....

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See Clearly, Decide Wisely, Act Justly

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Exclusive: UT Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests for Hiring and Promotion

The University of Texas at Austin has proposed the “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan," exchanging merit-based success for identity-based dive...

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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....

July 28, 2020

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Exclusive: UT Austin Proposes Political Litmus Tests for Hiring and Promotion

The University of Texas at Austin has proposed the “Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Strategic Plan," exchanging merit-based success for identity-based dive...

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An Emeritus Professor Under Siege Once Again

The case of Stuart Hurlbert is a grim reminder that not even emeritus professors are safe from the continual onslaught of heterodox views by higher ed censors....