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The findings of Kenneth L. Wainstein’s report investigating academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are outrageous, but hardly surprising. The extensive and systematic fraud perpetrated by professors and administrators grew out of a long-standing culture at far too many universities in whichContinue Reading >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2014-2015 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,098 colleges and universities across the country found that just 18% of colleges nationwide require even a single foundational course in American history; only 13% requireContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s sixth edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
College students across the country have learned the lesson well: the proper response to ideas one disagrees with is to silence and ignore them. The academic equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and singing ‘I’m not listening,’ disinviting speakers brings playground tactics to academe...Continue Reading >>
One of ACTA’s Oases of Excellence—the Alexander Hamilton Institute—recently released an interview with Hamilton College alumnus Elizabeth Farrington, one of the “first undergraduates to be nurtured by the AHI.” The interview primarily highlights how AHI supported her studies—Farrington was a...Continue Reading >>