Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars. Dr. Wood can be reached at [email protected].

Reports


Academic Freedom - January 23, 2016

The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Peter Wood

In 2015, campuses across the country erupted in protests aimed at limiting the freedoms of professors and fellow students. Over time, the National Association of Scholars felt a commitment to restate......

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October 10, 2015

Inside Divestment

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

The fossil fuel divestment movement, now on more than 1,000 American college campuses, aims at capturing a generation of college students as lifelong climate activists. This report is the first compre......

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Ideology on Campus - March 21, 2015

Sustainability

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

To many, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word has come to mean something much larger: an ideology that demands new limits on economic, political, and intellectual freed......

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April 2, 2013

What Does Bowdoin Teach?

Peter Wood and Michael Toscano

Bowdoin College has dedicated itself to the achievement of social justice and replicating the image of progressive politics in its students. This study surveys the history of Bowdoin College and......

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Study of the Curriculum - January 1, 2013

Recasting History

Peter Wood

In 1971, the state of Texas enacted a legislative requirement that students at public institutions complete two courses in American history. With that mandate in mind, the Texas Association of Scholar......

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Study of the Curriculum - May 2, 2011

The Vanishing West

Peter Wood, Glenn Ricketts, Ashley Thorne and Stephen H. Balch

The Vanishing West traces the decline and near extinction of the Western Civilization history survey course in America’s top colleges and universities from 1964 to 2010.

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January 22, 2024

🔒A Pivotal Moment

Peter Wood

Editor's introduction to the Winter 2023 issue.

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January 19, 2024

🔒Response to Larry Mead

Peter Wood

Peter Wood recognizes a role for beliefs, behavior patterns, and attitudes in disparate social outcomes, but takes issue with the way in which Mead deploys the term “culture.” Mead, says W......

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January 10, 2023

An Optimist Leads by Example

Peter Wood

A review of "An Optimist Leads by Example," by John Agresto, Encounter, 2022, pp. 256, $27.99 hardbound.

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January 24, 2024

After Claudine

Peter Wood

The idea has caught on that the radical left overplayed its hand in DEI and is now vulnerable to those of us who seek major reforms. This is not, however, the first time that the academic le......

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December 11, 2023

Claudine Gay Should Go

Peter Wood and David Randall

The National Association of Scholars calls on the Harvard Corporation to remove Claudine Gay from Harvard College’s presidency, for a myriad of reasons.

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December 9, 2023

The Presidents and Academic Freedom

Peter Wood

What are the boundaries of “free speech?” They are pretty much the same as the boundaries of civilization. Savages need not apply.

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