How Oberlin Played the Race Card and Lost

Peter Wood

Oberlin's administrators miss the message sent by a $44 million verdict against the college. 

Oh, the Varsity Blues

David Randall

What's wrong with American colleges? Admissions departments are a small microcosm of large scale corruption.

The Campus Intellectual Diversity Act

Stanley Kurtz

Model state-level legislation to promote intellectual diversity on campus.  

Comments On The Proposed Title IX Regulations


Peter Wood writes to Education Secretary DeVos with comments on the proposed Title IX regulations.

A Fine and Private Hate

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood writes on BDS supporter Professor Jasbir Puar's attempt to use the principle of academic freedom to keep herself from being held accountable to public judgment for her Jew-hating libels.

Videos: "Inside Divestment" Launch


A first look at the launch of "Inside Divestment: The Illiberal Movement to Turn a Generation Against Fossil Fuels."

Hillary’s Emails: The Silence of the Historians

John Rosenberg

John Rosenberg wonders why historians are silent while Hillary Clinton privatizes State Department historical materials.

Outrageous Valdosta State Case Has a Pretty Good Ending

George Leef

A Valdosta State University student's right to speech was recognized in a settlement. 

Selecting a Reforming President for the University of Texas

Publius Audax

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin offers a reform plan for the university's Board of Regents.

The Resignation of Powers, President of the University of Texas: An Update

Publius Audax

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin who previously gave 10 reasons why UT president Bill Powers should step down, recounts recent events leading to Powers' actual resignation.

NAS Endorses Secret Science Reform Act

Glenn Ricketts

A bill mandating greater transparency and accountability clears a House committee..

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science

Peter Wood

The integrity of science depends on rigorous and transparent peer review—both of which may be compromised in climate change research. 


Rachelle Peterson

New research uncovers shady science behind the EPA's environmental regulations. 

An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Matthew Woessner

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

The Texas Model of Higher Education Reform

Thomas K. Lindsay

Texas is trying some innovative ideas for higher education, setting a good example for the rest of the country.

Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

UNC Stonewalls Information Request on Faculty Research

George Leef

In today's Pope Center piece, Jay Schalin writes about the way the UNC English Department has stonewalled his efforts at gathering information on the research publications of faculty members. It seems that they don't want the public to know what its money is being used for; one suspects that is because they know that much faculty research is of negligible value. Receipt of public funding should mean complete transparency in return.

Building Sandcastles or Filling Holes?

Ashley Thorne

Andrew Smarick holds the White House accountable for its use of education stimulus funds.

Where Do We Start? Reforming American Education

Peter Wood

10 principles for restoring the integrity of our education.

Sandefer Exaggerates

Peter Wood

Two-thirds of every dollar spent for American higher education goes to research?

Tuesday Tout Compris

Peter Wood

Be clear, nation of debtors, political science

Deferred Maintenance

Peter Wood

A call for financial accountability in higher education