September 4, 2008

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Peter Wood

A handy guide to the highlights of the first season of NAS's new website. Come here first to see what we've been up to and find the best of NAS since our web upgrade!

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September 3, 2008

Night Makes Right: Stanley Fish's Candelabra of Truth

Peter Wood

In his new book, Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish writes, "If you

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September 2, 2008

She Do the Plagiarists in Many Voices: An Anthropologist's New Rationale for Academic Dishonesty

Peter Wood

It seems the Internet generation of students has a novel excuse for plagiarism: "I was exploring the ever-changing version of my self." In a world of Wikipedia, YouTube, Blogspot, and Second Life, can......

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August 29, 2008

The Georgia Diversion: Faculty Aren't Biased, Students Are, Says the Peach State. Really?

Peter Wood

The University System of Georgia conducted a "Survey on Student Speech and Discussion," which has been heralded as proof that the U.S. doesn't have a problem with bias in the classroom. But we h......

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August 29, 2008

Are Students Customers? No

Peter Wood

NAS Executive Director Peter Wood replies to Ed Cutting with an opposing view, that "the 'customer service' model of higher education is an illusory path to real academic reform."

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August 29, 2008

Are Students Customers? Yes

Ed Cutting

One of our members, Ed Cutting, argues that students should be treated with a customer service model based on the free market. After all, higher education can't get much worse, can it?

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August 26, 2008

Socialism for Sophomores

Peter Wood

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has outdone itself in offering a descent into radical ideology pure and simple. Its Social Thought & Political Economy program reveals to us how easy it......

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August 25, 2008

"Protect Our Freedoms" APSA Members Petition

Members of the American Political Science Association, which is scheduled to have its annual meeting in Toronto next year, have drafted a petition that consideration be given to relocating the meeti......

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August 22, 2008

When I Squeeze You, You Make Noise!

Peter Wood

NAS executive director Peter Wood considers the rationale behind Princeton's "25 Most Influential Alumni" list. Not to miss among the "Portraits of Influence" is the man who gave us the Rubber Duc......

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

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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?...