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What’s Hot in Higher Ed - March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019 by Erik Gross |
Top trending news on the college and university front: Michael Crow's triumphant leadership at ASU; the Chronicle of Higher Education's latest panoramic survey; Harvard's new dean faces down… Continue Reading >>

Meet Kenyon College President Sean Decatur

February 27, 2019 by Erik Gross |
On our podcast, Higher Ed Now, ACTA recently interviewed Sean Decatur, president of Kenyon College, one of the nation’s most distinguished liberal arts colleges. President Decatur is a scientist by training,… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Hillsdale College

February 26, 2019 by Nathaniel Urban |
Hillsdale College lies two hours west of Detroit, MI. Its liberal arts curriculum focuses heavily on Western Civilization, philosophy, U.S. government and history, and the study of Great Books. Hillsdale has… Continue Reading >>

Miami University Trustee: “The Humanities Make this World a Better Place”

February 25, 2019 by Doug Sprei |
"The study of human experience instills a spirit of humility, civility, and empathy in all one does." The following is adapted from a speech that John W. Altman gave on February 21, 2019 at Miami University,… Continue Reading >>

What’s Hot in Higher Ed 2/1/19

February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross |
Hampshire College Struggles to Stay Open Hampshire College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, recently announced that it will be seeking a merger with a larger institution in order to… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Kennesaw State University

January 28, 2019 by Nathaniel Urban |
Kennesaw State University (KSU) is located less than an hour outside of Atlanta, GA. KSU is the third-largest university in Georgia and is home to a 350,000 pound sculpture entitled “Spaceship Earth”.… Continue Reading >>

Chad Wellmon: How Moral Education Left the Classroom

January 28, 2019 by Erik Gross |
Chad Wellmon is a professor of German Studies at University of Virginia. He is an expert on the differences between German and American academia, as well as the rise of the research university in the nineteenth… Continue Reading >>

This Week In Higher Ed 1/25

January 25, 2019 by Erik Gross |
Massachusetts Seeks to Regulate College Closures As private colleges continue to close their doors at an alarming rate, Massachusetts is considering new regulations to provide students and parents with more… Continue Reading >>

Keith Whittington: College Trustees Must Defend Free Speech

January 23, 2019 by Erik Gross |
Keith Whittington, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech, sat down with us to discuss how college trustees should understand academic… Continue Reading >>

What’s Hot in Higher Ed - 1/18/19

January 18, 2019 by Erik Gross |
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Chancellor Steps Down The Silent Sam controversy at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (UNC) reached a new climax this week when UNC chancellor Carol… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Regent University

January 8, 2019 by Nathaniel Urban |
Regent University is located along the southern East Coast of the United States. Historic Jamestown and Yorktown are less than two hours from its main campus, offering students the opportunity to explore two… Continue Reading >>

A Year in Review: ACTA’s 2018 Accomplishments

January 7, 2019 by Erik Gross |
To date, 54 institutions or university systems have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression. Roughly half of the schools that have adopted the statement have done so at ACTA’s urging.… Continue Reading >>

Jonathan Zimmerman: Embracing the Preservation and Exploration of the Past

December 22, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education at University of Pennsylvania, sat down with ACTA's Erik Gross to probe the Silent Sam controversy at the University of North Carolina –… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 12/14

December 14, 2018 by Erik Gross |
Temple University Decides Not to Discipline Professor Marc Lamont Hill In a talk before the United Nations, Marc Lamont Hill, professor of media studies at Temple University, spoke in favor of Palestinian rights,… Continue Reading >>
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College Trustees Must Protect Free Speech

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