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Wishful Thinking

Sep 29, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Over on Phi Beta Cons, Fred Schwartz ("20 Reasons Why Campus Learning Is Better Than Online") cites my predictions about a “Great Transition” in which higher education will move from in-person campus-based institutions…


Sep 28, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

AASHE released an early version of a project called the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) to measure colleges' sustainability progress. It measures items such as:

  • Campus Reform

    Sep 28, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

    NAS welcomes a new web-based effort to reform higher education, CampusReform.org:

    Historically, conservatives have favored the ways of the past—which is why they sometimes fall behind the left in using technology…

    Student Gov Officers Appointed by Race at UMass

    Sep 25, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

    Alana Goodman, a student at the University of Massachusetts, has published an excellent article, "Institutionalized Racism in Student Government," in the Collegian, the schoool's student newspaper. Here's an excerpt:

    UW-Oshkosh Students Reexamine Sustainability

    Sep 25, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

    The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student newspaper, the Advance-Titan, has published an article about our article "Sustainability is a Waste." The staff writes, "the idea that an ideology enters any classroom unexamined…

    Why are College Presidents in Love with “Sustainability”?

    Sep 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

    Peter Wood's article, "Never Waste a Good Cliché," ponders the reasons college presidents sign their institutions up for the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in their eagerness…

    California Association of Scholars Talks of War

    Sep 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

     Next month the California Association of Scholars, along with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, will sponsor a free lecture by Victor Davis Hanson on “War in the postmodern world: a review of new laws of conflict…

    Welcome to the NAS blog!

    Sep 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

    Greetings! This is the first entry of the National Association of Scholars blog. We're glad you found us. We created this blog in order to keep our readers attuned to higher education news and up-to-date on articles…

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