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How Not to Protest

November 4, 2005 by ACTA|
A small group of people gathered at the Amherst Town Common Wednesday to protest the Bush administration. Entitled "Naked Anti-Bush Demonstration," the protest sought to enlist a raunchy pun in the service… Continue Reading >>

Vermont Law School Gives Up Federal Funding

November 2, 2005 by ACTA|
Last week, Vermont Law School became one of only three schools in the country to relinquish their federal funding in order to ban military recruiters from campus. While many schools are trying to have it both… Continue Reading >>

SLPC’s Campus Disinformation Campaign

October 29, 2005 by ACTA|
On Thursday night, Brandon Wilson, outreach coordinator for the Southern Poverty Law Center, visited the University of Dayton. Speaking before an audience of 400 students, faculty, and community members, Wilson… Continue Reading >>

ACTA Signs on to Hosty Brief

October 27, 2005 by ACTA|
ACTA has joined a range of organizations--among them Coalition for Student & Academic Rights, Feminists for Free Expression, Ifeminists.net, the National Association of Scholars, and Students for Academic… Continue Reading >>

A Rare Real Debate

October 25, 2005 by ACTA|
Harvard has distinguished itself recently for its willingness to elevate the quality of campus discourse about the Solomon Amendment by staging a genuine public debate between two constitutional experts who… Continue Reading >>

Protesters Tell Recruiters to Kiss Off

October 23, 2005 by ACTA|
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether colleges and universities may bar military recruiters while still receiving federal funding, and in anticipation of that event, students across the country are staging… Continue Reading >>

Not so Intelligent Administrative Designs

October 22, 2005 by ACTA|
Yesterday, Cornell University president Hunter Rawlings delivered a state of the university address to hundreds of faculty members and trustees; normally, the address concentrates on institutional achievements… Continue Reading >>

Churchill at De Paul

October 20, 2005 by ACTA|
De Paul University is presently being sued by former adjunct professor Thomas Klocek, who was suspended, defamed, and denied due process after getting into an altercation last fall with some pro-Palestinian… Continue Reading >>

More on the High Stakes in Rumsfeld v. FAIR

October 17, 2005 by ACTA|
For universities seeking to bar military recruiters while still accepting federal funding, hundreds of billions of federal research dollars hang in the balance. That tends to be what we hear about when we listen… Continue Reading >>

What’s at Stake in Rumsfeld v. FAIR

October 12, 2005 by ACTA|
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in Rumsfeld v. FAIR, and as campuses across the country erupt in protests, the precise figures at stake in the heated national dispute about the Solomon… Continue Reading >>

Michigan Makes a Problem for Itself

October 9, 2005 by ACTA|
The University of Michigan has revised its policies regarding student groups--and has quite possibly created a legal problem for itself in the process. Some of the new regulations are innocuous enough--to count… Continue Reading >>

The Week in Protest

October 7, 2005 by ACTA|
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear Rumseld v FAIR, students on campuses across the country are mobilizing to protest the presence of military recruiters on campus. At George Mason, a student staging a solo… Continue Reading >>

Not Disposed for Lawsuit

October 4, 2005 by ACTA|
It's become common for schools of education to evaluate students according to their pedagogical "dispositions." The word, which has been elevated to the level of theory--as in "dispositions theory"--marks… Continue Reading >>

Lies at Bucknell and the Liars Who Tell Them

October 2, 2005 by ACTA|
Bucknell administrators have been hearing from members of the public about their chilling and inappropriate response to the student Conservatives Club's use of the phrase "hunting terrorists" in a campus-wide… Continue Reading >>

No Free Speech—or Hunting Terrorists—at Bucknell

September 29, 2005 by ACTA|
Bucknell students and alumni have been working for some time to convince the administration that speech should be free at the university. But Bucknell has a speech code, and Bucknell enforces it (when convenient).… Continue Reading >>
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