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.

Press Releases

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.

Study on Higher Education Accreditation Recommends Reforms

September 30, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Higher education accrediting agencies have not succeeded in maintaining academic quality or constraining costs, according to a study released by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni… Continue Reading >>

Top Colleges Flunk American History

September 16, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Despite growing public alarm about historical illiteracy and a Congressional Resolution calling for action, not a single one of America’s top 50 colleges and universities now requires… Continue Reading >>

Ho, Ho, Hey, Hey Western Civ Has Got to Stay

May 29, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—It's a different campus and a different chant: Students and scholars at the University of Chicago are in agreement: “Western Civ has got to stay!!” In a recent referendum,… Continue Reading >>

“Do Not Drop Western Civilization,” Scholars Tell University of Chicago

May 1, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Nobel laureate Saul Bellow and other leading scholars who are alumni or former faculty of the University of Chicago today issued statements protesting the death of the university’s… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Faults Faculty Union for Tactics of Intimidation and Name-Calling

February 28, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned SUNY’s faculty union for irresponsible name-calling and intimidation. Earlier this month, United University Professions… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Praises Texas President for His Defense of Academic Freedom

December 11, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised University of Texas–Austin president Larry Faulkner for strongly upholding the First Amendment. Faulkner has criticized controversial… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Defends University of New Mexico Professor

November 14, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today came to the defense of University of New Mexico professor Richard Berthold who is under investigation by the University for remarking:… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns Violation of Academic Freedom at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

September 24, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today called upon the president and trustees of the North Hennepin Community College “to meet their obligation to protect academic freedom… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns University of Minnesota for Killing the Humanities

September 21, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Deploring the impending death of the Humanities at the University of Minnesota, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni today called upon the Regents to renew the University’s… Continue Reading >>

Don’t Drop the SAT

April 17, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—A national organization devoted to academic excellence today called on the University of California and other colleges and universities not to eliminate the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Praises U. of Alaska President for Defending the First Amendment

April 3, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised University of Alaska president Mark Hamilton for strongly upholding the First Amendment. Hamilton issued a memorandum to campus… Continue Reading >>

Columbia Blasted for Denying Students Basic Rights

March 27, 2001 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Today the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) weighed in on the debate raging over the Sexual Misconduct Policy recently adopted by Columbia University. In a letter to Stephen… Continue Reading >>

12 Top Colleges Named

December 4, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—As thousands of students across the country ponder college applications, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni today urged families to consider a “sampler” of twelve schools… Continue Reading >>

Appointment of de Russy to SUNY Board Hailed

December 1, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today declared Governor George Pataki’s reappointment of Dr. Candace de Russy to the board of the State University of New York a “victory… Continue Reading >>

Lieberman & Cheney Have ACTA in Common

September 7, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Lightning struck at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni this summer when Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman were picked for the Number Two positions on the Presidential ticket. Lynne… Continue Reading >>
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