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.

ACTA In The News

ACTA's publications, press releases and public advocacy for academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities reach a wide audience and have been cited by national newspapers, television commentators, and by state and federal government, including Congress and the President of the United States.

Reviewing Black Studies

February 4, 2002 by Martin C. Evans |
In 1968, SUNY Stony Brook students angry about the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and that the role of blacks in America was virtually ignored in the university's classrooms, blocked classes… Continue Reading >>

Ambivalent Academe

New York Times
December 1, 2001 by Letter to the Editor: Jerry L. Martin & Anne D. Neal |
Our report, "Defending Civilization," documents academe's disturbingly ambivalent response to the Sept. 11 attacks. You assert that we accuse professors of anti-American statements, unpatriotic behavior… Continue Reading >>

Leaning Tower of Ivory

Washington Post
November 26, 2001 by Jonathan Yardley |
Seven years ago, as Newt Gingrich and his gang rushed headlong into what soon proved to be a hilariously short-lived "revolution," yours truly begged to differ. In this space I argued that "conservatism" in… Continue Reading >>

The Pilgrims’ Magna Carta

Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2001 by Review & Outlook |
If college students have a clear-eyed view of the battle in which the nation is now engaged, we'd wager it doesn't have a lot to do with what they're learning at school. A survey just out from the… Continue Reading >>

Foreign policy, free speech are under fire on campuses

USA Today
November 14, 2001 by Mary Beth Marklein |
The attacks of Sept. 11 are prompting a new war of words on college campuses between a group critical of a ''blame America first'' bias and professors who see academic freedom under assault.… Continue Reading >>

Bush Nominates an Art Historian to Run the Humanities Endowment

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 15, 2001 by Ron Southwick |
President Bush nominated Bruce Cole last month to serve as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a move that would once again put a conservative scholar at the agency's helm.  If confirmed… Continue Reading >>

How Scholars Can Improve History Lessons

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8, 2001 by Arnita Jones |
Historians today find themselves in an unusual position. Their field, for many years an ideologically charged battleground, now enjoys bipartisan congressional support. It's time to consider how to make… Continue Reading >>

With Badillo Gone, CUNY Is Likely to Stay on Course He Set

New York Times
June 6, 2001 by Karen W. Arenson |
In his four tumultuous years as vice chairman and then chairman of the City University of New York, Herman Badillo made its transformation a kind of crusade. His resignation from the board yesterday to seek… Continue Reading >>

Ivy League snubs Bush team for commencements

Washington Times
May 11, 2001 by Elianna Marziani |
It's the season when the nation's top colleges vie for administration leaders to grace their campuses and deliver commencement addresses, but in a strange twist this year, no one from the Bush team… Continue Reading >>

Common Stock

Atlantic Monthly
February 2001 by Cullen Murphy |
A few weeks ago emissaries from the game show Jeopardy! swept through a quadrant of rural Connecticut, chumming for contestants, and one of my sisters signed up for a quiz. She did pretty well, though she wasn't… Continue Reading >>

Unconventional Wisdom

Washington Post
October 29, 2000 by Richard Morin |
The Problem With Plurality Politics Majority rules? Increasingly not, says Robert Richie of the Washington-based Center for Voting and Democracy, which researches voting systems and voter participation. Richie… Continue Reading >>

Friends in High Places

Denver Post
September 6, 2000 by Bill McAllister |
Don't bother to count the votes for president. Coloradan Jerry L. Martin has already declared himself the winner. "It's a win-win situation either way. We're going to have friends in high places,"… Continue Reading >>

The 2000 Campaign: The Advocacy Group

New York Times
August 24, 2000 by Karen W. Arenson |
Jerry L. Martin, president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, cheered when George W. Bush tapped Dick Cheney as his running mate. He cheered again when Al Gore chose Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.… Continue Reading >>

Let Lieberman Be Lieberman

Washington Post
August 19, 2000 by Colbert I. King |
A small but incurably mischievous part of me would love to have been a fly on the wall at the very moment the neoconservative Democratic Leadership Council, the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and… Continue Reading >>

Lieberman, Gore’s Choice as a Running Mate, Has a Substantial and Unexpected Record on Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 18, 2000 by Ben Gose |
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, named last week as Vice President Al Gore's running mate on the Democratic ticket, is viewed by many in academe as that rare politician who truly takes the time… Continue Reading >>
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