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The Hamilton Story

June 8, 2016 by Michael B. Poliakoff

What kind of diversity should colleges and universities require? Hamilton College’s new diversity requirement got it wrong. ACTA Vice President of Policy Michael Poliakoff tells the story of the Alexander Hamilton Institute, a model for enriching intellectual diversity. This tale of donor intent and academic excellence explains the difference between the Institute’s mission and Hamilton College’s lazy version of diversity.




Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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