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How Anthropology was Turned from Intellectual Discipline into Political Activism

Feb 18, 2016 by George Leef |

This week's Pope Center Clarion Call essay discusses the politicalization of anthropology.

Taking Back Student Government

Feb 16, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In a Huffington Post article, Professor Andrew Pessin explains how students can take back their government from divisive activists. 

On the Alleged Need to “Improve Diversity” in Grad Admissions

Feb 11, 2016 by George Leef |

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

Editor of First Things Pens Op-ed for the New York Times

Feb 05, 2016 by NAS |

R. R. Reno, the editor of First Things magazine, writes on how both parties have grown estranged from the white middle class. 

Lawsuit Claims “End Common Core” Referendum Is Illegal

Jan 25, 2016 by NAS |

Grassroots efforts in Massachusetts to let voters repeal the Common Core are under attack from a lawsuit. 

Wherein I Spar With an NAS opponent

Jan 13, 2016 by George Leef |

In his newest book, Michael Roth makes a case for the benefits of a liberal education. 

BDS Movement Suffers a Setback

Jan 12, 2016 by Chance Layton |

The American Historical Association voted against a resolution to condemn Israel. 

Common Core Damage Will Last for Years to Come

Jan 12, 2016 by Chance Layton |

NAS President Peter Wood, in a recent Heartlander article, explains the failures of Common Core and why it’s in the process of leaving America’s public schools.

Sexual Misconduct on Campus:  Big Report, Little Information

Jan 12, 2016 by Glenn Ricketts |

A front-page report on campus sexual assault investigations provides lots of numbers and little information.

Sociology: Another Field that Needs Heterodoxy

Dec 18, 2015 by George Leef |

University of Central Florida Sociology Professor James Wright writes that sociology has also succumbed to groupthink and political correctness.

UCLA Law Professor Rick Sander: The evidence that racial preferences do cause “mismatch”

Dec 18, 2015 by George Leef |

UCLA law professor Rick Sander writes about the importance of "mismatch" due to racial preferences.

Fisher II and Strict Scrutiny: Not Very Strict

Dec 15, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

Jonathan Bean isn't expecting a great deal to change if the Supreme Court holds the University of Texas to "strict scrutiny."

Massachusetts Aligns Further With The Common Core

Dec 04, 2015 by NAS |

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has voted in favor of a Common-Core aligned standardized test.

Ohio Scholars Meet

Nov 06, 2015 by NAS |

Adam Kissel spoke with the Ohio Association of Scholars.

Why Subsidize University Presses?

Nov 04, 2015 by George Leef |

University presses should stand on their own two feet.

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