Academic Dishonesty

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The Irreproducibility Crisis Claims Another Victim

Sep 26, 2018 by Chance Layton |

David Randall writes on the firing of Cornell scientist Brian Wansink and the ongoing problem of irreproducibility. 

Turning a Blind Eye To Academic Dishonesty

Aug 01, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Last week NAS President Peter Wood wrote to University of Houston President Renu Khator asking for a review of a high profile case of plagiarism. 

A Revoked Doctorate for Little Rock School District Former Leader

Sep 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Indiana Wesleyan University revokes a degree after NAS spotlighted a plagiarized dissertation.

Open Letter to Indiana Wesleyan University

Aug 27, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood calls on Dr. David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University, to investigate allegations of a plagiarized doctoral dissertation issued by the university. 

Forfeiting Education: Sports and Collegiate Culture

Feb 06, 2015 by Madison Iszler |

The recent college sports scandals at UNC and elsewhere reveal deeper problems in the current culture of higher education.


May 24, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

New research uncovers shady science behind the EPA's environmental regulations. 

Diversity Is a Sugar-Coated Lemon

Apr 14, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

If colleges were at least honest about censoring opinions they don't like, would we be any better off?

Ward Churchill: Still Fired

Sep 13, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The sacked former ethnic studies professor loses another round.

Green Acres

Aug 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Colleges and universities tend to spend lavishly on diversity and sustainability initiatives, but is this really the best use of their (and taxpayers') money?

The Vocabulary of Virtue

Feb 21, 2012 by David Clemens |

You can’t end racism by practicing racism, even when you pretend it is virtuous.

Higher Education’s Increasing Disdain for Virtue

Feb 17, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

The rankings scandal at Claremont McKenna College is just the latest example of colleges deceiving the public, writes Richard Vedder.

What’s Going on Behind the Curtain? Climategate 2.0 and Scientific Integrity

Dec 14, 2011 by H. Sterling Burnett |

New leaked emails by climate researchers don't disprove anthropogenic global warming - but they do seem to call into question these scientists' reliability.

Medical Ethics, Medical Schools, and the Wisconsin Protests

Feb 22, 2011 by George Leef |

Dr. Paul Hsieh writes here about medical ethics, medical schools, and dishonesty. 

What Can We Do About Adrift Students?

Feb 15, 2011 by George Leef |

Jason Fertig has written a thought-provoking piece for NAS on the problem identified by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa in Academically Adrift. He quotes from their conclusion.

Egypt: Oversold Higher Education Boomerangs

Feb 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Dr. Troy Camplin observes that the center of gravity for the rebellion in Egypt seems to be un- and under-employed college graduates. The Egyptian government concluded that having a large…

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