Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Monotone Lullabies

Oct 24, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

What to make of a university that appears an island of relative sanity?


Oct 23, 2008 by Peter Wood |

After disputations about the nature of the family, reading Raggedy Ann is a welcome escape into childhood.

Harassed by Harassment Codes?

Oct 22, 2008 by Glenn Ricketts |

Sexual harassment codes - codes that often infringe on faculty rights and that poison collegiality on campus - are making a comeback.

Ask a Scholar

Oct 22, 2008 by Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

Have you ever wondered whether science fiction is literature? Or whether Russia is part of 'the West'? Now is your chance to ask a scholar!

Beyond the Politics: Making the Case for the Liberal Arts

Oct 22, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Students must possess cultural literacy in order to realize true academic literacy.

New NAS Affiliate in Arkansas

Oct 17, 2008 by Sandra Stotsky |

The National Association of Scholars is proud to announce the inception of a new affiliate for the state of Arkansas.

Tunnel Vision

Oct 16, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

This week, while haunted houses thrilled some, dark tunnels of oppression channeled others through

Weighing the Evidence: New Studies on Racial Preferences at Three Universities

Oct 16, 2008 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS affiliates helped the Center for Equal Opportunity document discrimination in law school admissions.


Oct 15, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A professor at Carroll University is disappointed when she tries to teach students to be activists.


Oct 14, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Are you ever hangry? Do you ever blamestorm? Then expiscate some new words with us.

Hiring Discrimination and Quotas at OSU?

Oct 10, 2008 by George W. Dent |

A statement from the Ohio Association of Scholars about the "Comprehensive Equity" program at OSU, which seeks to increase the number of women appointed to faculty positions in the sciences.

LSU Campaign Retreats to its “Safe Space”

Oct 10, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

What's with the purple stickers on faculty members' office doors?

Making Allowances

Oct 09, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Want to keep students on the track to academic success? Pay them!

Circling Arizona: Mission Creep at a State University

Oct 09, 2008 by Steven Anderson |

An ASU-sponsored research center studies minority health disparities.

Williams Chokes Up

Oct 07, 2008 by Peter Wood |

Should bias in higher education be reported?

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