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.

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Trustees Have Free Speech Too

April 21, 2005 by ACTA|

On Tuesday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas Hamilton, a member of St. Clair… Continue Reading >>

Out of the Frying Pan…

April 20, 2005 by ACTA|

Harvard president Lawrence Summers spent the better part of the winter backpedalling after suggesting that biological differences may account at least in part for the comparatively low numbers of women… Continue Reading >>

Speaking of Trustees

April 17, 2005 by ACTA|

Earlier this month, a group of Illinois State University students submitted a petition to Governor Rod Blagojevich asking him not to reappoint ISU alumnus and prominent businessman Jay D. Bergman to the… Continue Reading >>

Fairness in Funding

April 13, 2005 by ACTA|

In 1985, the state of Wisconsin established the Ben R. Lawton Minority Undergraduate… Continue Reading >>

Initiating Public Trust

April 10, 2005 by ACTA|

The recent fiasco at Columbia University about whether anti-Semitic sentiment is tolerated and even encouraged in the Middle East studies program has inspired a Continue Reading >>

Penn Rethinks Governance

April 6, 2005 by ACTA|

At the University of Pennsylvania, a group of alumni has proposed a way to bridge the gap between Penn students and Penn trustees. Concerned that students and recent graduates have no real say in key university… Continue Reading >>

Trusting Trustees

April 4, 2005 by ACTA|

Last week, Columbia University concluded its now-notorious investigation into allegations that anti-Semitism runs rampant—or… Continue Reading >>

Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right

April 3, 2005 by ACTA|

In The Future and Its Enemies, Virginia Postrel astutely observes that in American politics, the positions and tactics of far… Continue Reading >>

Happy Birthday, ACTA

April 1, 2005 by ACTA|

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman, ACTA has from its inception been dedicated to ensuring… Continue Reading >>

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The Perceptions of Higher Education

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Pressures of College for Single Mothers

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Higher Ed Value is Important

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Utah Valley University Serves Dual Purpose

Inside Higher Ed, Paul Fain

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