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Meet Kenyon College President Sean Decatur

February 27, 2019 by Erik Gross |

On our podcast, Higher Ed Now, ACTA recently interviewed Sean Decatur,… Continue Reading >>

What’s Hot in Higher Ed 2/1/19

February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Hampshire College Struggles to Stay Open

Hampshire College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, recently announced that it will be seeking a… Continue Reading >>

This Week In Higher Ed 1/25

January 25, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Massachusetts Seeks to Regulate College Closures

As private colleges continue to close their doors at an alarming rate, Massachusetts is considering new regulations to provide students… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Florida State University

December 5, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Florida State University (FSU) is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university features over 110 facilities,… Continue Reading >>

Drew University Bets the House on New Degree Programs

December 5, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Drew University recently announced an unconventional approach to solving its budgetary woes. The University plans to expand program offerings, and then trim operational costs and faculty benefits. The University… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Georgia Southern University

November 27, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Georgia Southern University is a public research university and the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia. The… Continue Reading >>

Corporate Partnerships and Accessible College Aid Solutions

November 7, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Arizona State University (ASU) recently announced exciting plans to partner with Uber to… Continue Reading >>

Bang for Your Buck: Bluefield College

November 6, 2018 by Nathaniel Urban |

Bluefield College is a small, Christian liberal arts college quietly nestled in southern Virginia. It is situated several miles away from the West… 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 >>

The Benefits of Out-of-State Education—and the Growing Costs

October 1, 2018 by Caitlin Patrick |

When it came time to begin my “college search,” I found myself in a fortunate position. I wasn’t restricted to solely in-state options, though my parents encouraged me to consider them… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: Betty Capaldi Phillips

September 27, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff|

It is with great sadness that ACTA mourns the loss of Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips. Her career as a professor, scholar, and university administrator was one of brilliant achievement. It took only moments in… Continue Reading >>

Land of Opportunity

September 19, 2017 by Brianna Suggs |

From 1947–1995, “Land of Opportunity” was the official motto of the great State of Arkansas, before it was changed to “The Natural State.” Arkansas is the birthplace of Wal-Mart… Continue Reading >>

Calculating and Cutting Costs: A Q&A on ACTA’s Project on Administrative Costs

July 26, 2017 by ACTA|

Since “The Great Recession,” both public and private colleges have been feeling a financial squeeze. Consequently, reformers are asking important questions about improving efficiency and fiscal… Continue Reading >>

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