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Invitation to Comment on the Proposed Rescinding of the Gainful Employment Rule

Aug 15, 2018 by NAS |

The Department of Education has proposed to rescind the "Gainful Employment Rule." 

How The Great Society Made a Mess of Higher Education

Aug 15, 2018 by Spencer Kashmanian |

"LBJ's federal interventions created a system in which students are the greatest losers."

Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education

Aug 13, 2018 by NAS |

A summary of NAS's regional conference held at Grove City College, August 10 and 11. 

Righteous Witness

Aug 06, 2018 by John E. Staddon |

John Staddon writes about Duke University and the new religion.

Defense Bill Limits Funding for Colleges with Confucius Institutes

Aug 03, 2018 by NAS |

An amendment by Senator Ted Cruz targets Department of Defense funding for colleges. 

An Open Letter to the College Board on AP: World History

Aug 02, 2018 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood writes to the College Board to propose reforms to the revised AP: World History exam. 

Turning a Blind Eye To Academic Dishonesty

Aug 01, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Last week NAS President Peter Wood wrote to University of Houston President Renu Khator asking for a review of a high profile case of plagiarism. 

NAS State Affiliates Support the PROSPER Act

Jul 30, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS state affiliates write in on the PROSPER Act.

2018 Member Meeting and Board Nominations

Jul 26, 2018 by NAS |

The National Association of Scholars will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018. 

Why Non-Scientists Need To Study the Philosophy of Science

Jul 23, 2018 by Edward R. Dougherty |

NAS Member Edward R. Dougherty writes on what all students should know about scientific epistemology.

The Misappropriation of Madison and Montpelier

Jul 20, 2018 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the ideologically revised exhibits at James Madison's homestead.

The Establishment Defends Irreproducibility

Jul 20, 2018 by David Randall |

NAS Director of Research David Randall argues that high reproducibility standards are practical.

A Legacy Gifted

Jul 19, 2018 by NAS |

The National Association of Scholars honors Professor Samuel Bluefarb, a long-time and stalwart supporter of the NAS.

Turkey’s Disappearing Miracle

Jul 18, 2018 by Chance Layton |

Turkey's universities strengthed academic freedom over the last three decades, now it faces extinction. What went wrong?

August 10-11 Conference: “Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education”

Jul 18, 2018 by NAS |

Registration is now open for NAS's August 2018 conference, in partnership with Grove City College.

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