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Why Did They Riot? Berkeley’s Bellicose Culture

Jun 19, 2017 by Glynn Custred |

The entirety of a six-part essay, Why Did They Riot? Berkeley’s Bellicose Culture, by anthropologist Glynn Custred, on the anti-free-speech movement at UC Berkeley

Safe Spaces and Defending the Academic Status Quo

Mar 28, 2017 by NAS |

In the Spring 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 1), KC Johnson discusses higher education's reluctance to protect free speech and emerge from its ideological cocoon.

Academic Social Science and America

Nov 13, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young sums up his series on the impact of academic social science on American society, culture, and education.

MOOCs - What You Need to Know About Them Now

Apr 01, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOCs are complementing institutions with flexible professional courses, fulfilling predictions made a year and a half ago. 

Spring 2015 Academic Questions Is Available

Feb 26, 2015 by NAS |

The Spring 2015 issue of Academic Questions (volume 28, number 1) is now available.

Causing the College Credentials Craze

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef writes on the "credentials mania" and the effects of companies ruling out applicants who don't have college degrees.

Re-Cap of Ivory Tower Film Event

Sep 30, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The National Association of Scholars hosted a screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MOOC

Apr 30, 2014 by David Clemens |

The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.

The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Lawler, Peter Wood, Samuel Goldman, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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