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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Fresh Air

April 26, 2005 by ACTA |

A fascinating student editorial on free speech and ideological double standards appears in today's Harvard Crimson:

Since January, an intolerant atmosphere has prevailed on campus. Summers' remarks on...

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The Limits of Academic Freedom

April 25, 2005 by ACTA |

The winter provided ample fare for followers of campus scandals centered on speech. There were Ward Churchill and his "little Eichmanns," Lawrence Summers and his politically incorrect speculations...

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Bowling for Dollars

April 24, 2005 by ACTA |

Last fall, filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore was invited to speak at Cal State San Marcos—and then he was disinvited. The reason given by CSUSM president Karen Hynes was that the school...

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Changing Face of Undergraduates

April 23, 2005 by ACTA |

City Journal editor Brian Anderson's new book, South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias, is a trenchant and timely analysis of how the rise of conservative mass media marks a...

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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 Community College's Board of Trustees. Hamilton has for the past several years been an increasingly outspoken...

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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...

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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...

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Fairness in Funding

April 13, 2005 by ACTA |

In 1985, the state of Wisconsin established the Ben R. Lawton Minority Undergraduate Grant Program, which reserves scholarship money for black, Hispanic, and American Indian students, as well as...

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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 sharply critical staff editorial at The...

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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...

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Trusting Trustees

April 4, 2005 by ACTA |

Last week, Columbia University concluded its now-notorious investigation into allegations that anti-Semitism runs rampant—or at least unchecked and unchallenged—in its department of Middle East studies....

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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 left and far right are increasingly becoming indistinguishable. Citing the...

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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...

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