Turning Haters into Motivators

with an opening tribute by Steven McGuire
HERO OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM   |  October 21, 2022 by Erec Smith

Following panels focused on how diversity, equity, and inclusion policies can threaten academic freedom and stifle the free exchange of ideas, ACTA presented Erec Smith with our 2022 Hero of Intellectual Freedom award.

ACTA’s Paul & Karen Levy Fellow in Campus Freedom, Steve McGuire, provides the welcoming tribute.


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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