April 14, 2009

Tuesday Tout Compris

Peter Wood

Be clear, nation of debtors, political science

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April 14, 2009

Virginia Tech Discards Diversity Rule

The National Association of Scholars welcomes the decision of President Charles W. Steger of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to rescind its policy of requiring faculty candidates......

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April 14, 2009

Free to Agree, Update

Peter Wood

A reprint of the article in which NAS broke the story about Virginia Tech's diversity policy. This article was originally published March 17, 2009. Following its publication, we published a follow......

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April 13, 2009

Monday, Mon Ami

Peter Wood

The sultan's retainer speaks, old noise from the new school, white student orientation, woe, and sinisterly speaking

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April 10, 2009

Smoked Out in Latrobe

Peter Wood

Academics, tobacco, banana splits, guns, slag heaps, and Shangri-La: NAS President Peter Wood goes home.

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April 9, 2009

Proven Commitment to the Climate

Ashley Thorne

Colleges get ready to use a “climate action litmus test” in hiring new campus leaders.

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April 9, 2009

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 3

Tom Wood

In the third and final part of this series, Tom Wood examines the many non-legal objections to Virginia Tech

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April 8, 2009

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 2

Tom Wood

A look at how the current controversy over the tenure policy at Virginia Tech exemplifies the intersection of academic freedom and public employment law.

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April 7, 2009

"The Only Work I Can Get Here Involves Diversity Programs"

Margaret Matthews

"There I was, just one person sitting there, but she was seeing a group." An administrator longs to escape the racial labeling that characterizes her department.

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May 7, 2024

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Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activ......

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

Claireve Grandjouan, when I knew her, was Head of the Classics Department at Hunter College, and that year gave a three-hour Friday evening class in Egyptian archaeology....

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The Academic's Roadmap

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently....

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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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Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

September 21, 2010

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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....