Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Making Higher Education Accountable

Aug 20, 2018 by David Randall |

How do we get from "Admissions Officer" to "Pell Grant Harvester"? David Randall gives us the story and how to reform colleges in this speech from Grove City College.

An Open Letter in Support of a Besieged Academic

Aug 16, 2018 by NAS |

Rachel Fulton Brown seems unusually friendless as she defends against derisive epithets from colleagues and hecklers. NAS is calling for academics and their institutions to sign this letter in her support.

Divesting Freedom: The Fossil Fuel Divestment’s Campaign Against Civic Debate

Aug 16, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson spoke in New Orleans, LA on the future of divestment.

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.

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