Defense of NAS Bowdoin Study in Student Newspaper

Ashley Thorne

In this week's issue of The Bowdoin Orient, NAS president Peter Wood responds to charges that NAS's study of Bowdoin College is biased.

His article, "NAS study to use unbiased approach," explains:

Our purpose, which is neither liberal nor conservative, is to promote traditional liberals arts curricula of high standards and integrity.


NAS has a long and easily accessible record of research studies, all of them publicly available and careful, systematic, objective, and transparent.

The Bowdoin study is no exception. We have done numerous in-depth studies involving more than one college as well as studies of single institutions such as accrediting agencies. The Bowdoin study fits squarely with our core competence.

Click here to read the whole article at The Bowdoin Orient.

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