February 19, 2009

Canada Gets It Right

Ashley Thorne

Queen's College terminated its Intergroup Dialogue program when it was found to invite conversation-policing.

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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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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

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The Academic's Roadmap

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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?...

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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....