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.

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 >>

Congressional Resolution Calling for Restoring America’s Historical Memory Passes Both Houses

July 11, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the House unanimously passed a joint resolution calling on all Americans to restore their historical memory. The resolution passed unanimously in the Senate on June 30. Introduced… Continue Reading >>

Congressional Resolution Calling for Restoring America’s Historical Memory

June 27, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—As the country prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, members of the Senate and House—flanked by eminent historians from across the country—met to unveil a joint resolution… Continue Reading >>

Celebrating Memorial Day?

May 26, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—As the country prepares to celebrate Memorial Day, a survey issued by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni reveals that America’s future leaders don’t know what they… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Praises CUNY Board for Adopting Rigorous Core Curriculum

May 23, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised the City University Board of Trustees for its decision to adopt a far-ranging core curriculum at the City System. CUNY is the largest… Continue Reading >>

Board Right, Faculty Wrong on American History and Western Civilization Requirements

May 22, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of a faculty vote of censure, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni today praised the board of trustees of George Mason University for requiring their graduates to take… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns University of Connecticut Chancellor for Undermining Academic Freedom

May 12, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned University of Connecticut interim chancellor Dr. Fred Maryanski for investigating the University’s Center for Survey Research… Continue Reading >>

First Amendment Violated at St. Cloud State University; Student Punished for Innocent Comments

April 24, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today declared that the comments of a student punished by the St. Cloud State University (MN) president were “utterly innocent” and… Continue Reading >>

Prominent Donors Call on Georgetown to Restore Curricular Quality

April 17, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of the announced retirement of President Leo O’Donovan, two prominent Georgetown University donors today wrote to the Georgetown Board of Directors and other donors and… Continue Reading >>

Elite College Seniors Flunk Basic American History

February 17, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—As the nation prepares to celebrate Presidents’ Day across the country, a survey reveals that seniors from America’s elite colleges and universities are graduating with an alarming… Continue Reading >>

Guarantee First Amendment Freedoms Now, Higher Education Group Tells University of Texas President

February 9, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today sent a letter to University of Texas president Larry R. Faulkner demanding immediate protection of students’ first amendment rights… Continue Reading >>

Colleges Condemned for Using Legos in College Admissions

February 7, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned nine colleges and universities for agreeing to admit college students on the basis of their ability to work with Legos—children’s… Continue Reading >>

Governor Gilmore’s Commission Report Praised by Higher Education Group

February 4, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni praised the final report of the Virginia Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education, adopted yesterday for “challenging… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns Department of Education

January 6, 2000 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today condemned the Department of Education for its new draft guidelines on how schools and colleges can use standardized tests. The latest draft… Continue Reading >>
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