March 20, 2009

Friday Frogs Legs

Ashley Thorne

DiversityInc ratings, Residence life video, Affirmative action in California, Students "feel empty" and look to Great Books, Peter Wood in Inside Higher Ed, Is the internet stupefying students?, Let......

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March 19, 2009

Thursday Threnodies

Peter Wood

Hangry, Scalia at Amherst, medical school match day, Lucy, and critical play

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March 19, 2009

Cracking the Speech Code

Greg Lukianoff

At the national NAS conference in January, Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke on the state of free speech and civil liberties on campus. Here is th......

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March 19, 2009

Cellular Division

Peter Wood

NAS invites scholars to debate President Obama's decision to revoke the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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March 18, 2009

Spinning Our Training Wheels

Peter Wood

Where did "sexual harassment training" come from?

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March 16, 2009

Monday Mudras

Peter Wood

Anger, going nowhere, help wanted, tenure blues, NAS power

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March 16, 2009

Is American Cultural Influence Declining?

Herbert London

Cowboy hats in Japan? It seems America is still a trend-setter.

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May 7, 2024

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Creating Students, Not Activists

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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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May 15, 2015

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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....