ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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Celebrating the Liberal Arts: The Merrill Award at 10


November 2014

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. This video, a reflection on a decade of rewarding excellence in the liberal arts, was screened at the 10th Annual Merrill Award Gala Dinner. The Merrill Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of liberal arts education, core curricula, and the teaching of Western civilization and American history.