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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.

Higher Ed News Roundup: Drinking, Debt, and Disinvitations

April 23, 2014 by ACTA

Here's Wednesday's higher ed news roundup!

ACTA president Anne Neal pens a letter to the Washington Post arguing that campus substance abuse will end when trustees and presidents focus on raising academic standards. And ACTA's Daniel Burnett writes in the Denver Post about the disappearance of Shakespeare from college English curricula.

Also in the Washington Post, the daughter of a financial columnist learns, and writes, about avoiding college debt.

A year after the National Association of Scholars published its thorough report on Bowdoin College, the president resigned. NAS president Peter Wood offers his thoughts on the matter.

The New Yoker's Michael Guerriero wonders if college campuses will soon become obsolete.

At Minding the Campus, Charles Murray writes an open letter to the students of Azusa Pacific University, where his invitation to speak was just rescinded. John Leo also shares his thoughts on this latest college disinvitation in a letter to the school's president.

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