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#PCSubtitle: Charles Dickens

Sep 26, 2016 by NAS |

What politically correct subtitles can you compose for Charles Dickens' novels? 

On Reading Old Books

Sep 21, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Are the classics outdated? Four reasons support the reading of old—even flawed—books.

Update the Classics: Add a PC Subtitle

Sep 19, 2016 by NAS |

What progressive lessons can you find hidden in old books? NAS's new satirical contest invites you to add #PCSubtitles to classic texts. 

Ashley Thorne Defends the Need to Challenge Students

Apr 04, 2016 by NAS |

Thorne responds to a critique of her essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Beach Books on C-SPAN

Feb 29, 2016 by NAS |

The NAS Beach Books launch event was featured on C-SPAN.

Beach Books: Readings for the Last Man

Feb 29, 2016 by Edward R. Dougherty |

A professor reflects on the childish fare being fed to today's college students.

NAS Communications Director David Randall Featured in Radio Interview

Feb 26, 2016 by NAS |

Trent England of the Thoughtful Patriot interviewed David Randall about the latest Beach Books report.

Take a Look at the Mental Junk Food Colleges Assign Students

Feb 22, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood writes about the results of the NAS's latest Beach Books study for The Federalist.

Beach Books: 2014-2016

Feb 09, 2016 David Randall |

A report on the books assigned in 2014-2016 as "common reading."

Invitation: Beach Books Report Launch with Keynote by Mark Bauerlein

Jan 28, 2016 by NAS |

For the past six years, NAS has surveyed college common reading programs. Join us at the launch of the newest "Beach Books" report. 

Conforming Higher Education

Oct 14, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Joanna Williams asks what “academic freedom” protects, if there is no truth for academics to seek? 

Scholars Stand Against Common Core in New Book

Sep 28, 2015 NAS |

Drilling Through the Core, a book edited by NAS president Peter Wood, is released today.

College Common Readings: Trapped in the Present

Jul 31, 2015 by Peter Wood |

University common reading programs fail to show students the value of learning from the past. 

Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

Walden on Ice

Apr 03, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers a fresh look at Henry David Thoreau's Walden

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