May 19, 2008

Oreos on the Higher-Ed-Way

Peter Wood

A truck-driver sleeps and spills 14 tons of double-stuffed cookies. We think this is a reflective metaphor as American colleges drowsily serve up ultra-packed, sugary doses of fluffy education.

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May 16, 2008

Misfire in Boulder

Steve Balch

A brief reflection on a misconceived attempt to address the problem of intellectual pluralism in academe.

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May 16, 2008

Update on Bill Felkner: Rhode Island College Bias-Revelers Evacuate

Ashley Thorne

Bill Felkner was a graduate social work student at Rhode Island College who never received his diploma – not for flunking out or committing any criminal or inappropriate act, but for holding vie......

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May 15, 2008

How You Play the Game: NCAA Sticks to Academic Standards for Athletes

Ashley Thorne

NAS cheers the NCAA, which doles out rewards and penalties to college athletic teams based on academic performance.

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May 15, 2008

Delaware's Amateur Hour or For Whom the Gong Tolls

Steve Balch

A message from NAS President Steve Balch to American faculty about the residence life debacle at the University of Delaware.

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May 14, 2008

The Shaggy Dog Story: Has 'Reading First' Flopped?

Ashley Thorne

After the Department of Education released a study indicating the failure of federal initiative Reading First, NAS seized the moment to ponder such programs' efficacy in teaching children to rea......

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May 14, 2008

Georgia Halts Curricular Overhaul: University System Will Reconsider Protested Core Changes

Ashley Thorne

After 400+ faculty and staff members signed a petition against USG's proposed core curriculum models, the University System of Georgia just announced that it will stop its push to revise the cur......

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May 8, 2008

Harder Core: UGA Nixes Regional Proposals; Opts for Rigorous Curriculum

Ashley Thorne

Rather than adopt proposals for a curriculum based on globalism and sustainability, the University of Georgia has made changes in favor of more academic rigor.

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