Liberal Arts

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Avoiding Scholarship’s Dead Ends

Sep 01, 2015 by Bradford Tuckfield |

Statistical analysis and adherence to tradition can help determine which academic programs have lasting value. 

Summer 2015 Academic Questions: “Common Readings, Uncommon Conversations”

Jun 17, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions takes on questions about common readings, "translingualism," and more. 

The Liberal Arts as Conversation

Jun 04, 2015 by Jack Kerwick |

Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick writes that the purpose of education is not traditionalism, careerism, or activism, but what he calls "conversationalism."

Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta |

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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. 

The National Association of Scholars Calls for True Liberty and Fairness at Bowdoin…

Apr 07, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: A year after the release of What Does Bowdoin Teach? the NAS summons liberal arts colleges to give fair treatment to people across the political and religious spectrum. 

Iced Out: We Held a Conference and Bowdoin Stayed Home

Feb 15, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reflects on how the Bowdoin College community has responded to NAS's report What Does Bowdoin Teach? with little more than quiet chuckles.

Truman Show

Jan 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

A sensible university in the Midwest shows a light-hearted side in a video featuring its president. Peter Wood gives a nod to the good humor and reflects on the strains of political correctness cropping up in the university's…

An Exchange on the Bowdoin Report: Harvey Mansfield and Bowdoin’s Paul Franco

Sep 12, 2013 by NAS |

In the Claremont Review of Books, Harvey Mansfield and Paul Franco disagree about What Does Bowdoin Teach?

Peter Wood on The American Mind with Charles Kesler

Jul 10, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In an interview with Charles Kesler, NAS president Peter Wood discussed What Does Bowdoin Teach?

A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

Peter Wood Interviewed on Leaders with Ginni Thomas

May 13, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

NAS president Peter Wood interviewed about NAS's findings on Bowdoin College.

Are Conservative Academics Stuck in a Blind Alley?

May 01, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood Responds to Samuel Goldman's Criticism of the Bowdoin Report

Gen. Ed.: Light, Getting Lighter

Apr 24, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Why most undergraduates don't learn much of anything in their required liberal arts courses.

Encompassing Bowdoin

Apr 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the Bowdoin report for First Things.

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