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Two Commencement Talks That Got Attention

Jun 20, 2012 by Jonathan Imber |

Jonathan Imber contrasts two prominent commencement addresses with a more obscure one.

Introducing NAS Fall Intern Kate Hamilton

Oct 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne, Kate Hamilton |

A current intern describes how a liberal arts education led her to support the mission of NAS.

Steve Jobs on His College Experience

Aug 26, 2011 by George Leef |

Read about it in this talk he gave back in 2005. He dropped out of Reed College after a few months, but stuck around to sit in on some classes that he found interesting. The one that interested him the most: calligraphy.

Working Without Pay, Paying to Work

Jun 22, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's an interesting review over at NRO of Ross Perlin's Intern Nation, a book that examines the growing and almost wholly invisible number of unpaid intern positions that are eagerly staffed by college…

FERPA—Another Case of Federal Overreach?

Jun 15, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Steven Roy Goodman takes a critical look at FERPA (the Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act) and argues that it often impedes access to key information about college students.

Documentary on E.D. Hirsch: Call for Participants

May 05, 2011 by |

Do you know E.D. Hirsch? Are you interested in his ideas? Be part of a documentary on his intellectual career.

Can Innovation Transform Higher Education?

Mar 23, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Burck Smith, the entrepreneur behind StraighterLine, writes about the prospects for dramatic change through innovation in higher education. Innovation can very readily disrupt free…

Fall 2010 Highlights from NAS

Dec 01, 2010 by |

It’s December! In case you missed us this fall, here are the 20 top articles from NAS in September, October, and November.

Facebook and U: The Dangers of University Email

Oct 25, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

A certain Midwestern state requires all of its state employees, university workers included, to undergo "ethics training." This year the state confirmed the dangers of using university email for anything personal--including logging…

Fashion and the Oil Spill

Sep 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Good news for those who have eagerly awaited academe’s considered responses to last summer’s Gulf oil spill.  And even better news for those who have been eagerly awaiting how the Deepwater Horizon disaster has…

Fixing America One Treadmill at a Time

Sep 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

These liberal arts professors have some strange ideas on how to change the world.

2010 Summer Highlights

Sep 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Happy fall! Here's a roundup of our top articles from June, July, and August.

Do Student Evaluations Help Improve Education?

Jul 09, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Professor Robert Weissberg argues that they're more likely to do the opposite. They tend to promote mediocrity and encourage at least some profs to pander to the students in order to get nice…

Dana College Discontinued

Jul 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Having lost its accreditation, Dana College, a small Lutheran college in Nebraska founded in 1884 by Danish pioneers, announced this week that it will close.

Does the Faculty Lounge Rule?

Jun 25, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

The incomparable Victor Davis Hanson thinks so, evincing evidence that ethnic centers have the run of our institutions, and economics and political science departments determine policy. And so goes the nation, resembling…

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