Peter Wood

Peter Wood is the president of the National Association of Scholars in and the author of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (2003) and A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Today (October 2006).

Peter Wood is president of the National Association of Scholars in New York City. He is the author of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (2003) and A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Today (October 2006). He previously served as provost of the King's College (2005-2007)and the president’s chief of staff (1996-2002) and associate provost (1991-2002) at Boston University.

Running in Place

Candace links a website picture of a test about the Constitution given in 1954 in which an 8th grader, Kenny Hignite, scored 98.5 percent by listing all the cabinet positions ...

Marginalizing Horowitz

St. Louis University’s silly decision to dis-invite David Horowitz to speak on campus has produced the very “derision” that SLU said it was trying to avoid. We have a rare ...

News from 2029

I’ve gazed 20 years into the future in a posting on the National Association of Scholars website. In “The Shape of (Academic) Things to Come,” the public ultimately comes down ...

Political Books

The disparities on campus between the percentages of liberal and conservative professors is well-documented, but the effects of this disparity are still in dispute. In principle, it is possible that ...

Re: Credit for Campaigning

On Monday morning, I posted an article, “College Credit for Campaign Volunteers,” on the NAS website, which brought quick results. Before the end of the day, the University of Massachusetts-Amhest ...

Yeah, Republicans

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s  new issue presents an essay by Robert M. O’Neil, professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, offering counsel to professors on “What Not ...

Re: Higher-Ed Bill

The Higher Education Act contains some surprises in its 1,158 pages. One of the biggest of those surprises may be the American History for Freedom Program — a ...

PC Doesn’t Hurt the Academy?

Last fall two professors at a Harvard symposium released a “working paper,” “The Social and Political Views of American Professors,” that purported to show that the American professoriate ...

Spring Break, Autumn Brier

Four Mexican cities – Cancun, Acapulco, Baja, and Puerto Vallarta – are on about.com’s list of Top Ten Spring Break Hot Spots for 2008. But students weighing ...