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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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 about… 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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Opinion: Great Books for a Brainwashing

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