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Beach Books 2016-2017

NAS's Beach Books report reviews what colleges want students to read outside of the classroom

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Charting Academic Freedom

A new chart by NAS traces the changing meaning of Academic Freedom

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Outsourced to China

A new NAS report on China's investment in American higher education.

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The Freedom to Learn Amendments

NAS gives Congress recommendations to reform the Higher Education Act. 

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College Common Readings Designed to Make Activists, Study Finds

May 24, 2017 by NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS releases Beach Books 2016-2017: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class? The annual study surveys the strength of college common reading across the United States.

Governor Cuomo’s Free College Plan Will Fail Miserably

May 23, 2017 by NAS |

NAS Director of Communications David Randall argues the impending failure of New York's free college tuition plan.

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May 22, 2017 by Peter Wood |

A new chart by NAS that traces the changing meaning of academic freedom.

Charting Academic Freedom: 102 Years of Debate

May 22, 2017 by NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Assocation of Scholars releases a compilation of the key statements on academic freedom, enabling individuals to understand the debate more thoroughly.

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Professor Don Boros responds to Professor Chaffee and Outsourced to China.

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