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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: How Well Do You Know Your Roosevelts?

September 15, 2014 by ACTA

During which war was FDR president? Our survey suggests about 40% don't know.  
 
What John Oliver forgot to tell you about student debt. 
 
The University of Michigan may be purchasing $13,000 napping "pods" for the library. Because we all know having a luxurious sleeping space at hand is a great motivator for getting that essay finished... 
 
In which the author outlines many ways in which schools fail to ensure due process for students accused of sexual assault and then somehow concludes that moving such badly-handled cases into criminal courts would be "regrettable."
 
Why is the Department of Education making the calls on protected speech?
 
Yale students provide an almost-too-perfect example of exactly what President Peter Salovey wanted to avoid this year.   
 
And a conversation about the need for consistent metrics and a focus on efficacy in improving higher education.
 
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