Jul 18, 2013 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Tessa Carter |
We've added seven more books to our list of recommendations for college common reading programs.
Jul 04, 2013 by William H. Young |
William Young analyzes the sharp decline in reading proficiency among both high school and college students.
Jun 12, 2013 by NAS |
Check out the NAS staff's summer reading recommendations.
Oct 22, 2012 by David Clemens |
Professor Clemens gives up his Literature class because students no longer relate to a non-Internet medium.
May 22, 2012 by Janice Fiamengo |
An English professor wonders how to teach students who can't learn.
Apr 09, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |
NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the low levels of reading in our schools today.
Mar 26, 2012 by David Solway |
Recalling an evening in Casablanca where he met students "in love with learning," David Solway considers the contrast between them and today's American college students who have little enthusiasm for intellectual growth.
Jan 11, 2012 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts |
Our ongoing report on common reading is recognized at the MLA convention.
Jul 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood reviews a popular recent novel. He finds some very funny cultural satire as well as themes that resonate in the contemporary academic landscape.
Apr 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
The author of Fahrenheit 451 gave up a college education to keep his job and learn in the library, after realizing that going to college could ruin his life. His story may have relevance for many young people today.
Apr 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
A UConn senior, an athlete, reads a book for the first time.
Apr 11, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |
The truly disadvantaged are those who have not been sufficiently taught how to read and write and graduate from high school unprepared for college.
Jan 04, 2011 by David Clemens |
Excited to receive the shipment from Dan Wyman Books, I ripped open the box only to feel revulsion. Inside were old books related to the Holocaust and those who would deny its existence.
Oct 19, 2010 by Jason Fertig |
An argument in defense of eReaders: they aren't killing books or our attention spans.