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In Memoriam

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In Memoriam: Peter Augustine Lawler

May 23, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

ACTA mourns the sudden death of Peter Augustine Lawler, a true friend to the liberal arts. Dr. Lawler was a distinguished and prolific author and editor, and an outstanding teacher, public servant, and...

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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...

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In Memoriam: Michael Novak, 1933–2017

February 17, 2017 by Ken Kolson |

ACTA mourns the loss of Michael Novak, a renowned Catholic philosopher and diplomat, as well as a beloved teacher and family man. A graduate of Stonehill College, the Pontifical Gregorian University in...

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In Memoriam: James T. Neal, 1921–2016

October 5, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff |

At a time when freedom of the press has been challenged by a disquietingly large number of college students, ACTA pays tribute to the memory of a principled and unwavering defender of this core freedom.

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In Memoriam: Eleanor Merrill, 1933–2016

July 21, 2016 |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni mourns the passing of Eleanor Merrill, a distinguished patron of higher education and a dynamic figure in Washington journalism. Mrs. Merrill had a remarkable...

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In Memoriam: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

February 16, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff |

With the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we have lost an unwavering defender of the principles on which this nation was founded. As ACTA shakes its head at its Constitution Day...

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