February 18, 2009

The Academy Ovoids

Peter Wood

We’re accepting nominations for the worst excesses in higher education.

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February 18, 2009

Globalizing Higher Education in the Liberal Arts

Tom Wood

Liberal arts education has been under attack recently in the U.S. as meaningless and irrelevant, but it is gaining a foothold in other countries.

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February 18, 2009

A New Way to Keep Up With NAS: RSS Feed

Ashley Thorne

Stay fed - subscribe to our articles!

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February 18, 2009

Bias Isn't Bias If It's Ours

Peter Wood

For instance, according to Barbara Applebaum, it's appropriate to teach for social justice "under conditions of systemic injustice."

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February 17, 2009

Hookup Ink

Wendy Shalit

This preview article, which appeared in the "Liberal Education and the Family" issue of Academic Questions (volume 22, number 1), is a review of three books on the campus hookup culture.

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February 17, 2009

Comment on NPR's Broadcast, "The Cost of Being Green"

Peter Wood

Peter Wood submitted an abbreviated version of this note to NPR here.

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February 17, 2009

"Ask God What Your Grade Is"

Ashley Thorne

A professor at LA City College shouts down and attempts to expel a student for supporting Proposition 8.

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February 13, 2009

Unworldly Diversity

Russell K. Nieli

A review of the book, The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. This article appeared in the "Liberal Education and the Family" issue of Academ......

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February 13, 2009

Social Work Ed: Still Scandalous, But State Licensing Boards Not Scandalized

Glenn Ricketts

State licencing boards failed to respond to the imminent concerns NAS has raised about social work school accreditation.

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February 12, 2009

Panel 2: The Changing Economic and Technical Landscape of Higher Education

Video: Panel 2 at the January 2009 NAS conference, chaired by Herbert London, included Andrew Gillen (representing Richard Vedder), Richard Bishirjian, and Scott Jaschik.

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