April 20, 2020

Aaron William Godfrey, Rara Avis, RIP

Glenn Ricketts

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of long-time member Aaron “Bill” Godfrey, who passed away earlier this month.

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April 20, 2020

Coronavirus and Student Character

David Randall

Social justice education, civic engagement, and service learning have proven ineffective in shaping college students' character. 

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April 19, 2020

No More Merit

Christopher Kendall

Fred Hess proposes that higher education switch all admissions processes to a random lottery. While the idea is unique, it is likely to create more problems than it solves.

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April 18, 2020

Colleges Must Cut Administrative Costs to Survive This Crisis

David Randall

Higher education is a top-heavy ship that is quickly sinking under the weight of its own administration. Schools should be allowed to toss some of their cargo overboard.

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April 17, 2020

Dark Money at American Colleges

Peter Wood

Dan Proft interviews NAS president Peter Wood on how American college and universities profit from foreign funding and recruitment. 

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April 16, 2020

Coronavirus: A Golden Opportunity for Online Learning?

Glenn Ricketts

If you’re looking for the magic remedy that will cure the present academic deficiencies that plague American higher education, please don’t expect to find it in online teaching.

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April 15, 2020

Scholar Recommends Scorched Earth Strategy Against Higher Ed to Reform It

Jennifer Kabbany

In his forthcoming book, John Ellis proposes strong legislative action to combat the ideological homogeneity within American higher education.

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April 14, 2020

The 1620 Project and its Critics

John David

Despite its particular challenges, the history of Plymouth Colony is an absolutely vital aspect of the American founding. We ought to treat it as such.

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April 14, 2020

Are American Universities Becoming Multinational Institutions?

David Randall

American universities should always serve American interests—not serve as a machine to employ compradors and promote acquiescent collaborators to foreign strip-mining of America.

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April 11, 2020

Pandemic Waste in Higher Education

Neetu Arnold

The coronavirus emergency has forcibly brought to light much of the flagrant wastefulness within higher education. Why not take this opportunity to trim the fat before next semester?

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