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ACTA President Anne Neal’s letter to the editor about Brandeis University rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali was published in the New York Times. ACTA believes that disinviting controversial speakers because of their beliefs sets a dangerous precedent and endangers academic freedom on campus. Read Ms....Continue Reading >>
Louis Brandeis would be turning over in his grave. The university named after the former Supreme Court justice has illustrated the depths of small-minded bigotry and intolerance that now pass for the culture on many campuses. In effectively rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis has violated the...Continue Reading >>
ACTA's report takes a look discovers soaring tuition, lax general education standards, and administrative bloat.Continue Reading >>
Here's what's new in higher ed:
ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff writes at Minding the Campus on how to save the liberal arts.
At the New York Post, Naomi Schaefer Riley writes about the decayed core curriculum and other problems in higher ed.
The higher ed bubble’s bursting is hitting small...Continue Reading >>
ACTA’s own Avi Snyder in the College Fix on Brandeis rescinding its honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
This column in TIME claims that it doesn’t matter where you go to college.
And another writer thinks that college itself is not always the best choice.
And CCAP’s Richard Vedder looks at...Continue Reading >>