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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Campus Free Speech

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Boosting a Culture of Free Expression in Michigan

May 21, 2019 by Connor Murnane |

On May 16, Armand Alacbay—ACTA’s Vice President of Trustee & Government Affairs—testified in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee in support of House Bills 4435 and 4436.… Continue Reading >>

ATHENA Roundtable: Protecting Freedom and Safeguarding Value in Higher Education

October 29, 2018 by Elliott Cole and Nathaniel Urban |

Over the last year, higher education has continued to garner national attention. Controversial speakers, college closures, exorbitant tuition costs, athletics scandals, and lack of career preparation have… Continue Reading >>

Freedom of Speech on Campus: It’s Necessary for the Liberal Learning Curriculum

October 17, 2018 by Moriah Poliakoff and Rachel Wagner |

This opinion featured in Volume 50, Issue 5 of The Captains Log, the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University… Continue Reading >>

Computer Science in a Liberal Arts Education

September 28, 2018 by Amo Manuel |

I never considered myself much of a math or science scholar during high school. The symbolic language of math never quite cemented in my mind, and while I appreciated science in the abstract, I didn’t… Continue Reading >>

Launching Civil Debates on Campus: Austin Ramsey and Better Angels

August 22, 2018 by Doug Sprei |

Soft-spoken and passionate, Austin Ramsey is a sophomore at East Tennessee State University, majoring in information systems with a minor in business management. He is also active in… Continue Reading >>

Interview: David Blankenhorn, Founder of Better Angels

August 13, 2018 by Doug Sprei |