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ROTC Back At Yale

May 27, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Yale University has announced that ROTC - after a 40-year banishment - will be reinstated on campus at the beginning of Fall semester, 2012.

How Campus Ethnic Groups Drive Political Conformity: An Interview with Brittney Morrett

May 26, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A recent college graduate reflects on a Latino fraternity's decision to officially denounce laws restricting illegal immigration.

Vanishing Act

May 26, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood discusses NAS's new research report on what has happened to Western-history survey courses in the last half-century.

Absent from Class

May 20, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

What are students actually doing when they are in class? Do we expect them to be academically vigilant?

Hey Hey Ho Ho

May 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Where did Western study go? NAS traces the decline of Western Civilization courses from 1964 to today in our report “The Vanishing West.”

Moralism and Sustainability

May 19, 2011 by William H. Young |

Universities should prepare students to draw responsible rather than moralistic conclusions. Sustainability ideology, however, encourages people to make decisions based on personal or collective moral intuition, not critical thought.

Where Did Western Civilization Go?

May 18, 2011 |

Western Civilization surveys, once a staple in American higher education, have all but disappeared at our leading universities and colleges.

A Meeting of the Minds for Higher Ed Reform

May 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A Pope Center event brings together a plurality of views to find common goals for higher education reform.

“O(h no) Canada!” MTV Signature Song Banned

May 09, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

When I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, the stereotypical bowdlerizers of speech--the people excising "offensive" lyrics and literature--were the uptight blue-nosed sort who feared that "someone, somewhere, was having fun." (H.L.…

They Can Write

May 06, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

Despite most people's willingness to dismiss their intellectual capabilities, high school students can rise to high standards if we expect them to.

Not Lost, Just ‘Finding Our Way’

May 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood proposes a famously confused guide on the Oregon Trail as the archetype of today

Ask a Scholar: Is “White Privilege” a Good Way to Teach about Race?

May 03, 2011 by Carol Iannone |

Should children in elementary school attend the White Privilege Conference to learn about diversity? Isn't this a divisive approach that teaches victimization?

Critiquing Sustainability

May 02, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS starts the conversation on what the sustainability movement is doing on campus.

What Happened? Biased Course Rejection, Mann Investigation, La Raza Studies

May 02, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

We revisited some of our articles to find out what happened after we wrote them. Here's what we learned.

Is Our Civilization a Bubble? Part II

Apr 27, 2011 by Steve Balch |

One remedy Steve Balch recommends to prevent us from forgetting the value of our civilization's principles and freedoms is to fortify our education system.

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