August 20, 2008

Unwelcome

Ashley Thorne

Multicultural welcome receptions at California State University at Chico raise the question, "Do differences really define who we are?"

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August 18, 2008

The Communitarian ResLife Movement: Part 2

Tom Wood

Thomas Wood explains how the three circles of sustainability overlap to produce a new pedagogy in residence halls.

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August 15, 2008

Olympic Ironies

Ashley Thorne

Perhaps the Olympic spirit reflects good, instinctual, but stifled life principles - rejected especially by higher education. Enjoy it while you can.

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August 14, 2008

Can Social Workers Be Competent? And Other Conundrums Arising from Charles Murray's Call for Replacing College Degrees with Competency Exams

Peter Wood

Charles Murray asserts that the degree should be replaced by the CPA-like certification. NAS executive director Peter Wood comments on Murray's suggestion and indicates possible flaws in the sch......

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August 14, 2008

Now on Sale

Peter Wood

Lovely handcrafted hobo sticks and bundles now available for purchase from NAS.

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August 11, 2008

A Critic in Full: A Conversation with Tom Wolfe

Carol Iannone

This article, an interview with Tom Wolfe, appeared in Academic Questions (vol. 21, no. 2).

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August 11, 2008

A Degree in Agitprop

Peter Wood

Prompted by one of our Argus volunteers, NAS looks into a degree program in social justice education at U Mass Amherst. There we find one of those fantasy studies we thought existed only in such realm......

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August 7, 2008

Dizzy Diversity

Ashley Thorne

Today NAS completes its serializing of Getting Under the Skin of "Diversity" by Larry Purdy. Purdy, one of the lawyers who represented Jennifer Gratz and Barbara Grutter in the U.S. Supreme Court ca......

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August 5, 2008

If I Ran the Zoo XIV

Erin O'Connor

Erin O'Connor and Maurice Black point us to Dr. Seuss's commencement address that urged, "swallow what's solid," but "spit out the air!"

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August 4, 2008

A Bill Becomes a Law

Peter Wood

NAS president Steve Balch and executive director Peter Wood tell about the American History for Freedom Program, a tiny gem in the massive newly-passed Higher Education Act.

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The Shame of MIT: Canceling Dorian Abbot

Professor Abbot was set to deliver MIT's prestigious Carlson Lecture—that is, until he was canceled for his views on DEI programs, earning him a prompt disinvitation....

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NAS Statement on Gender Ideology in Higher Education

The National Association of Scholars opposes the proliferation of gender ideology in American higher education....

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Winning the Cold Civil War

The threat from the illiberal left grows. How should we fight it?...

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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....

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Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

UPDATED: A repository of 194 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues....

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Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....