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In the fight between corpses vs college courses, ACTA’s Dr. Michael Poliakoff was quoted in an article about the proliferation of zombie courses in today’s Wall Street Journal. “What have we given up in order to dabble in the undead,” asked Poliakoff. “We’ve given up survival skills.” Poliakoff mentioned how niche,...Continue Reading >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni applauds the appointment of Eric Barron as the president-elect of Penn State University. Though the search process was at times clumsy, and the president’s salary unconscionably high at a time of rising tuition prices, Penn State has chosen a leader with a proven...Continue Reading >>
ACTA's report takes a look discovers soaring tuition, lax general education standards, and administrative bloat.Continue Reading >>
Here's the latest in higher ed news and views:
Over at Phi Beta Cons, ACTA's Avi Snyder explores why protecting due process at colleges and universities is so imporant.
The Pope Center's George Leef explores whether there is anything we can do to reign in "party schools."
Minding the Campus... Continue Reading >>
It’s the oldest trick in the book. If you are worried an initiative is going to be unpopular, give it a nice-sounding name that no one could oppose. Congress does this all the time, and it seems the California State University (CSU) system has taken their cue. Schools throughout the CSU system...Continue Reading >>