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Mission of Higher Education

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Federalist Universities

Oct 17, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

To what extent is the university a microcosm of the political party system?

Non-Trump University

Mar 22, 2016 by Chance Layton |

NAS President Peter Wood writes about the "bait-and-switch" of American higher education.

Peter Wood Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event on the Modern University

Feb 29, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood spoke on a panel at a Heritage Foundation event titled "Who Rules the Universities?"

College Scorecard: How Much Will You Earn?

Oct 02, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood examines the fuzzy numbers of the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard.

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."

Education: That a Republic Is Only One Generation Old

Feb 25, 2015 by George Seaver |

An argument for why the part of education that is civic virtue, as seen throughout history, is essential to the survival of a republic.

Is ‘Get a Job’ the Purpose of College?

Feb 10, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Governor Scott Walker's call for changes at the University of Wisconsin, which initially included major revisions to the school's mission statement, reveal a fundamental shift in the purpose of education. 

Should You Avoid Ivy League Schools?

Jul 29, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to William Deresiewicz's provocative New Republic piece, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

Indignation: Abusing the Language of Dignity

Feb 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The latest buzzword of the academic left is the nebulous term, "dignity."

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part II

Nov 29, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes an examination of the unfolding civic engagement initiatives by higher educational institutions.

What STEM Can’t Do

Sep 22, 2012 by David Clemens |

A story of pets and furry friends exemplifies how a science and math core overlooks a large portion of the human experience.

Advice for a Young Scholar

Aug 02, 2012 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor David Clemens shares a letter he wrote to a student of his who wants to enter the professorial ranks…

President Obama’s Graduation Delicacies

May 18, 2012 by Daniel Asia |

Comments on the President's graduation remarks at Barnard College.

Higher Ed and Plato’s Cave

Mar 14, 2012 by George Leef |

American higher ed is like Plato's parable of the cave.

Sustainability News

Dec 14, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Researchers determine that sustainability is now a science; Occupy Wall Street's sustainability committee plays house; Harvard looks to hire someone who can "cultivate an understanding of food"; and a debate asks whether the…

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