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Disinvitation Season Springs Anew

May 12, 2017 by Rushad Thomas |

In addition to the blooming flowers and May showers of spring, university commencements also break upon the horizon. For new graduates, commencement day is the culmination of years of work and an opportunity… Continue Reading >>

Free Tuition Won’t Cure What Ails Higher Education

May 10, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill|

So Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free” college tuition plan—the Excelsior Scholarship—is now reality. While the fanfare has died down, New Yorkers and policy watchers across the country… Continue Reading >>

Kenyon Takes a Stand on Free Expression

May 9, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

Campus free speech has become a firestorm issue as college alumni see headline after headline about students shouting down speakers, faculty and student groups demanding that lecturers be disinvited, and… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: John Roderick Wilson

April 27, 2017 by Christine Ravold|

ACTA mourns the loss of John Roderick Wilson, a dear ACTA friend and supporter for the past 15 years.

Mr. Wilson had three careers, each highly successful, which reflected his patriotism and vibrant… Continue Reading >>

Disrupting the Boardroom? A Plea for Engaged Trusteeship in Turbulent Times

March 17, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

Should college trustees be more than just wealthy donors? According to two experts, the answer is a no-brainer. University Ventures Co-Founder and Managing Director Ryan Craig and Willamette University College… Continue Reading >>

Reform-Minded Candidates Running for Colgate Alumni Council

March 24, 2014 by ACTA|

Throughout the nation, parties and activists are gearing up for November’s fast-approaching midterm elections. But Colgate University alumni have the opportunity to vote in another election even sooner.… Continue Reading >>

Member of A Better Colgate Wins Seat on Alumni Council

November 6, 2013 by ACTA|

ACTA would like to congratulate Colgate alum Sean Fitzmichael Devlin on his recent election to the Colgate Alumni Council! Mr. Devlin had previously run as an independent petition candidate for the Alumni… Continue Reading >>

Reforming the Politically Correct University

October 6, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Debates about political correctness on campus have raged for decades now. Some argue there is no such thing, while others point to case after case demonstrably proving that PC is very real indeed. Too often,… Continue Reading >>

New Texas Law Protects Donor Intent

June 30, 2009 by Shant Boyajian |

The New York Times reports that the Texas legislature recently passed a law protecting donor intent for orphan trusts—trusts… Continue Reading >>

Alumni as ATMs

May 11, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

ACTA president Anne D. Neal is quoted in today's edition of USA Today:

Grads… Continue Reading >>

Hardball at Harvard

April 27, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

Today on Minding the Campus, Harvard Board of Overseers petition candidate Harvey A. Silverglate has an Continue Reading >>

Wall Street Journal Spotlights Donor Intent

April 23, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

ACTA president Anne D. Neal and ACTA Leadership Society member Diana Davis Spencer are featured in an excellent storyContinue Reading >>

Silverglate in The Wall Street Journal

February 2, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Harvey A. Silverglate, who is running for the Harvard Board of Overseers as a petition candidate, published an op-ed in today's Wall… Continue Reading >>

No Strings Attached…

November 10, 2008 by David Azerrad|

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported last week that the University of Chicago's… Continue Reading >>

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