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Sustainability News: October 2010

Oct 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"Sustainability is no longer a buzz word," says an MSU administrator. So if it's not a buzzword, what's all the buzz on college campuses about?

The Inscrutable Americans

Oct 22, 2010 by John Rosenberg |

Chinese scholars have it right when they equate "American diversity with chaos."

A Voice from the Front Lines of the High School English Classroom

Oct 22, 2010 by |

A reader offers constructive suggestions and deepens our understanding of the reasons high school teachers don’t (and can’t) assign research papers.

NAS Scoops NY Post

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Thanks to a tip from our CUNY affiliate, NAS published an article exposing the gaffe of a Brooklyn College faculty member, Jocelyn Wills, who wrote in an email, "Please spread the word among your colleagues and…

Censored Study Unearthed - Why Teachers Don’t Assign Research Papers

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The NAS has published a long-buried study on the state of the history research paper in American high schools. The 2002 study sponsored by The Concord Review (TCR) went unpublished when its benefactor,…

Diversity Rejects Its White Enthusiasts

Oct 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

"Being white and straight, I felt doubly cursed with a dearth of fascinating material. What story could I tell to prove my worth?" One woman's college experience provides a glimpse at how the diversity movement punishes even…

Come to the ‘Marxism in America’ Conference in D.C. Tomorrow

Oct 20, 2010 by Mary Grabar |

While Bill Ayers’ colleagues may be fussing about the denial of his emeritus status, America’s Survival will be sponsoring a conference that will include former FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl about a case involving…

Scholarship Opportunities for Grad and Undergrad Students

Oct 20, 2010 by Keri Anderson |

IHS is offering up to $15,000 for academic research that explores the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society.

Trick or Vote

Oct 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Among my sustainability emails today is a message from the Energy Action Coalition ("the hub of the youth climate movement") encouraging people to "scare big oil" this Halloween by organizing Trick or Vote events. I'd never…

Reading Pages, Reading Screens

Oct 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS published articles on both sides of the debate over the future of reading. One held up the merits of traditional books and asserted that we have much to lose as human beings if we abandon the printed word, and the other defended…

A Kindled Spirit

Oct 19, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

An argument in defense of eReaders: they aren't killing books or our attention spans.

NYT Debate: Do Colleges Need French Departments?

Oct 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In light of SUNY-Albany's cuts to its foreign language programs, the New York Times asked eight higher ed experts, "Do colleges need French departments?" Heres a takeaway sentence from each one. (See also this SUNY-Albany…

The Glut of College Graduates

Oct 18, 2010 by George Leef |

Writing at the CCAP blog, Christopher Matgouranis shows how badly the U.S. has oversold college. He gives some Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the prevalence of college degrees among those working in occupations that most high…

The Twilight Generation Can’t Read

Oct 18, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky |

A new ALSCW study suggests that fragmented English curricula and neglect of close reading impair reading scores and college readiness despite major increases in funding for elementary and secondary education.

Ask a Scholar: A Grammatical Conundrum

Oct 18, 2010 by David J. Rothman |

Is it correct to say, "they can't make up their mind," or "they can't make up their minds"?

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