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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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 Board… Continue Reading >>

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 students whose… 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 sharply critical staff editorial at The New York… 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 at least unchecked and unchallenged—in its department of Middle East… 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 left and far right are increasingly becoming indistinguishable. Citing the dovetailing… 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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News Roundup

The Consequences of the Government Shutdown for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education, Lindsay Ellis and Lily Jackson 

College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’

Wall Street Journal, Tunku Varadarajan

College Trustees Must Protect Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith E. Whittington

Donations Keep Iowa Wesleyan Afloat

Education Dive, Natalie Schwartz

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