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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.

Dr. Louise Mirrer Wins 2014 Merrill Award

June 11, 2014 by ACTA

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Mirrer, President of the New-York Historical Society and winner of ACTA’s 2014 Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education!

The Merrill Award honors individuals who promote the liberal arts, strong core curricula, and the teaching of Western civilization and American history. As someone unabashedly dedicated to preserving America’s national memory, Dr. Mirrer is most deserving of this honor.

In a press release, ACTA vice president Michael Poliakoff praised Mirrer as “distinguished among scholars and teachers” for her insistence on the importance of a historically literate citizenry. “Free institutions cannot survive without informed citizens,” Dr. Poliakoff said, “and Louise Mirrer has demonstrated how cultural institutions and colleges must reassert their role in preparing students for the challenges of citizenship and community.”

Dr. Mirrer will receive the award at a gala dinner in New York City on November 7th, to be held after ACTA’s annual ATHENA Roundtable. Find out more about the Roundtable and dinner here.

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