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On January 20, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni wrote to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, advising them to consider carefully Melissa Click’s behavior when she comes up for tenure. Professor Click had attempted to bar student journalists from covering public protests on the Columbia campusContinue Reading >>
In November, ACTA released a statement in response to ongoing cases of campus unrest across the country, urging trustees to protect free speech at their institutions and reiterating the success of the Statement on Principles of Free Expression at the University of Chicago. ACTA followed up on that statement recentlyContinue Reading >>
New report reveals that the vast array of course choices given to college students is a cause of exploding costs and poor academic outcomes.Continue Reading >>
It is time for the board of trustees of Mount Saint Mary’s to stand up for first principles. First, colleges are properly judged by student success. Admissions criteria should be focused on admitting students who can succeed. It is then the school’s duty to work diligently to ensure that they do...Continue Reading >>
The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981 and 2011, the “sticker price” of tuition and fees rose five times faster than overall inflation. Cost is choking off access to higher...Continue Reading >>