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.

Award for Sadomasochism Workshop Condemned for Undermining Academic Freedom

January 9, 1998 |
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today challenged the decision by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to honor a college president for sponsoring… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Condemns Intimidation of Outspoken Faculty Member

September 20, 1997 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Condemning recent efforts to punish a professor whose comments were deemed insensitive, the National Alumni Forum today called on university administrators to affirm their adherence to… Continue Reading >>

Alumni to President: Save the Core

July 26, 1997 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Brooklyn College alumni opposing proposed curricular changes today sent a letter to College president Vernon E. Lattin announcing the formation of the Committee for the Brooklyn Core: “The… Continue Reading >>

No James Madison at James Madison U.

July 3, 1997 |
WASHINGTON, DC—As the Nation celebrates Independence Day, the National Alumni Forum reports that the Nation's heritage has suffered a blow at one college. Over the protest of two of its trustees,… Continue Reading >>

Alumni and Students Protest Dropping Great Authors from College Requirements

June 26, 1996 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Writers, actors, students and alumni are challenging the trend at Georgetown and other universities to drop Shakespeare and other great authors from college requirements, according to the… Continue Reading >>

Writers, Actors, Students & Alumni Protest Trend of Dropping Shakespeare from Course Requirements

April 30, 1996 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Cultural commentator Michael Medved and former poet laureate Anthony Hecht today challenged the trend at Georgetown and other universities to drop Shakespeare and other great authors from… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Calls for Students’ Free Press Protection

April 8, 1996 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Decrying over 100 cases of campus newspaper seizure in three years, the National Alumni Forum today called on college and university administrations to take stronger measures to protect… Continue Reading >>

Higher Education Donors Plan Strategy

February 15, 1996 |
WASHINGTON, DC—In a historic first, donors to higher education have banded together to support educational excellence, according to the lead story in the winter edition of Inside Academe, the quarterly… Continue Reading >>

Alumni Organize to Preserve Free Speech and Free Thought at Colleges and Universities

March 17, 1995 |
WASHINGTON, DC—Lynne V. Cheney, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, today announced the creation of the National Alumni Forum, a nationwide organization of college and university… Continue Reading >>
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