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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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Scholars, higher education leaders, and policymakers have contributed to ACTA's library of resources.

Donor intent at Yale

February 2010 by Noah Mamis |
In an article in today's Yale Daily News, president… Continue Reading >>

Responsible giving to higher education

February 2010 by Noah Mamis |
Yesterday morning, ACTA hosted a conference on protecting donor intent in college giving, in conjunction with the Federalist Society and the Philanthropy Roundtable.… Continue Reading >>

Erskine Bowles Nails It

August 2009 by Noah Mamis |

There was a very encouraging story in today's Raleigh News & Observer,… Continue Reading >>

Look What We Found!

July 2009 by Noah Mamis |

The American Association of University Professors' 1915 Declaration… Continue Reading >>

Who’s Minding the Store?

July 2009 by Jeremy E. Schiffres |

Minding the Campus has just run a reviewContinue Reading >>

Right Call, Wrong Reason

June 2009 by Noah Mamis |

This Sunday's New York Times carried a piece by former New York… Continue Reading >>

Harvard Students for ROTC

May 2009 by Noah Mamis |

Good news out of Cambridge this week, as a recent survey of Harvard undergraduates… Continue Reading >>

Requesting Nominations

April 2009 by Noah Mamis |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni seeks nominations for the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

The… Continue Reading >>

$28 billion, but No Room for the Great Books

April 2009 by Noah Mamis |

According to a story in yesterday's Harvard Crimson, the Harvard… Continue Reading >>

“Ward Churchill’s Win Is Scholarship’s Loss”

April 2009 by Noah Mamis |

Salon.com has posted a thought-provoking piece by Gary Kamiya, which… Continue Reading >>

Praise Where Praise Is Due

March 2009 by Noah Mamis |

Two pieces of good news from higher education. First, the News & Observer of Raleigh Continue Reading >>

Cutting Costs—or Not—in Pennsylvania

March 2009 by Noah Mamis |

The current Chronicle of Higher Education contains a pieceContinue Reading >>

Accountability Needed

March 2009 by Noah Mamis |

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation sent out earlier this week the secondContinue Reading >>

Racial Tension on Campus

March 2009 by Noah Mamis |

One simmering debate in the higher education community is over the usefulness of so-called diversity or affinity groups. An Continue Reading >>

Bravo, Maryland

February 2009 by Noah Mamis |

The University of Maryland Board of Regents has approved a smart new policy on textbook purchasing that will enable students to save several hundred dollars… Continue Reading >>

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