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.

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

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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Can Storied Williams College Be Saved From Itself?

November 26, 2019 |
For $73,000 per year, top students with SAT scores well north of 1,500 count themselves lucky to be accepted by Williams College. There, however, despite the chilly Massachusetts climate, they are in danger of melting with their fellow snowflakes. Last year, the… Continue Reading >>

ACTA’s Merrill Award Winner Featured in The Wall Street Journal

November 13, 2019 |
The Honorable José A. Cabranes penned an op-ed “Higher Education’s Enemy Within”  in The Wall Street Journal that was adapted from his speech delivered at our annual ATHENA Gala on October 18 when we presented him with our Philip Merrill… Continue Reading >>

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The Present Danger at Our Leading Universities: What is to be Done?

November 2019 |

Remarks by the Honorable José A. Cabranes, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, upon accepting the 2019 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. The award was presented on October 18, 2019.

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ACTA President Discusses Recent Forbes Piece

December 4, 2019 by Michael Poliakoff

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