Liberal Arts

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NAS Co-Hosts Event Featuring Carly Fiorina

Jun 26, 2017 by NAS |

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke about leadership at a private event.

Toward an American Liberal Education

Jun 22, 2017 by John Agresto |

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), John Agresto argues the usefulness and value of a liberal education in twenty-first century America.

Under the Ivy

Apr 17, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

How Canon Change Should Happen

Apr 10, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone argues for the traditional method of canon formation.

Radicalism’s Yield: Politics and the Illiberal Academy

Dec 01, 2016 by Mark Zunac |

In the Winter 2016 Academic Questions (vol. 29, no. 4), Mark Zunac discusses the evolution of liberal arts from a field encouraging inquiry to today's ideological sounding board.

Are Your Kids Getting a Daily Dose of News Propaganda with Their Common Core?

Sep 22, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Common Core offers students dumbed down and biased news articles to fill an appetite of "informational texts."

Time and Beauty: Commencement Address at Veritas Academy

Jun 02, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Last week, NAS president Peter Wood spoke to students of Veritas Preparatory Academy as they move into America's universities. 

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…

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