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Free to Speak: Reforming the Higher Education Act

Apr 22, 2019 by NAS |

More than 100 scholars and writers call on Congress to strip public universities of eligibility for federal student loans when they violate the First Amendment. 

Florida Defends Intellectual Freedom on Campus

Apr 19, 2019 by NAS |

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has asked all Florida university presidents to sign a resolution protecting free speech.

Episode #24: The Never Ending College Story with Cheyne Zeller

Apr 18, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter is joined by his personal trainer for a conversation on the allure of a four-year degree, the struggles and debt these students face, and the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Launch Event! Separate but Equal, Again: Neo-Segregation in American Higher Education

Apr 18, 2019 by NAS |

Join the National Association of Scholars in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2019, for the launch event of our latest report. 

A Tribute to Paul Hollander

Apr 15, 2019 by Steve Balch |

From an early age, Paul knew that ideas had consequences and that the worst of these could be terrible indeed. 

Paul Hollander (1932-2019)

Apr 15, 2019 by NAS |

Professor Hollander was an extraordinary man and a guiding hand to NAS.

Racial Preferences at Texas Tech

Apr 12, 2019 by NAS |

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights negotiated an end to racial preferences at the Texas university. What does it say about the future of these policies at other schools?

Episode #23: Calvin Coolidge and the Self-Made Scholar

Apr 11, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Amity Shlaes discusses the New Deal, Calvin Coolidge, and her story as a self-made scholar.

Academic Freedom Must Be Preserved

Apr 05, 2019 by NAS |

An open letter to the president, provost, and board of trustees of Villanova University to rescind a recent rule that enforces ideological conformity and threatens academic freedom. 

Episode #22: The Legacy of Reconstruction

Apr 04, 2019 by NAS |

Peter W. Wood is joined by Gene Dattel and author and scholar on race in America. We discuss the history of reconstruction, reparations, civil rights, and Black separatist movements. 

Episode #21: Last Month Today, March Newscast

Mar 28, 2019 by NAS |

March was a busy month, from college admission scandals to free speech executive orders we had our hands full. Listen in and hear what the NAS staff has to say about March's biggest higher education news stories.

Today: Toolkit and Conference Call on the Politicization of the College Board

Mar 27, 2019 by NAS |

How did the College Board become so thoroughly politicized? What else can be done to ensure that high school students receive an unbiased, rigorous education? 

China’s Insidious Institutes

Mar 22, 2019 by Rachelle Peterson |

Senator Rob Portman asks the right questions on Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes.

Conference Call: The Politicization of the College Board

Mar 21, 2019 by David Randall |

Join us next Wednesday, March 27, at 2 PM Eastern for a conference call to discuss the ways in which many of the Advanced Placement tests have become politicized and weakened.

Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

Mar 21, 2019 by Peter Wood |

In the episode, Peter W. Wood is joined by Professor Bob Carle. They discuss his recent article in Academic Questions on Christopher Columbus and the redeeming heroes made into villains.

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