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Nobody Watching

Mar 20, 2008 by Peter Wood, Tom Wood |

We've reached the tipping point in human resources where administrators now outnumber teaching faculty. Things have been sliding quietly in that direction, aided by the addition of new positions such as Chief Diversity Officer…

Freedom Bound: The AAUP Presidential Election

Mar 19, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

After interviewing AAUP presidential candidates Cary Nelson and Tom Guild, Ashley Thorne and Peter Wood conclude that one creed can be used with two opposite meanings. That said, NAS hopes to see the AAUP return to its original…

8. Ideology @ UCLA Dorms

Mar 06, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Sustainability, as it is used on campus these days, signifies more than merely limiting man's effect on the environment

Preferring Merit: Why Racial Preferences Are Worse than Legacy Admissions

Mar 05, 2008 by Peter Wood |

From Our Executive Director

7. Inside the ACPA Conference

Feb 29, 2008 by Peter Wood |

A Report on the Wanna-Be Revolutionaries of College Residential Life Programs

Requiescat In Pace

Feb 27, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Remembrance of William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Feb 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.

The “I-Revel-in-My-Biases” School of Social Work—And What It Does…

Feb 21, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

William Felkner's story

6. Who Educates the Whole Person These Days? Anyone? (Res Life and the Decline of…

Feb 20, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Our recent posting, "Residence Life and the Decline of Campus Community, Part 1," aimed to place Res Life programs within the wider context of the contemporary American…


Feb 20, 2008 by |

On 11 February 2008, NAS President Steve Balch sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to draw attention to unconstitutional practices within the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the sole…

Student Newspapers Invited to Delve into Social Work Story

Feb 19, 2008 by |

NAS has opened communication with student newspapers at the universities studied in the report The Scandal of Social Work Education. NAS urges student journalists…

Letter to Department of Health and Human Services

Feb 11, 2008 by Steve Balch |

PDF/Adobe Acrobat

5. Res Life and the Decline of Campus Community (Part I)

Jan 30, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Previous postings in this series have examined the ideological and pedagogical pathologies of Res Life programs at U Delaware and U Mass-Amherst. More programs at other institutions will be uncovered and discussed in future postings.…

The Study Abroad Scandal, Round Two Harvard, Yale, Columbia among 25 Universities…

Jan 29, 2008 by |

The fleet of college and university programs that ferry students across the ocean to study abroad has hit stormy weather, at least in the Northeast. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has unleashed a second wave of subpoenas…

4. No Escape at U Mass Amherst

Jan 22, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Located in western Massachusetts, the University of
Massachusetts Amherst is a national research university
recognized for superb faculty, outstanding teaching and top-notch students
who come from across the state…

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