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Q&A with the President of the University of Chicago: Safeguarding Free Expression

June 5, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff|

As freedom of expression faces increasingly difficult challenges on college campuses, the University of Chicago has emerged as the leading voice in defense of free expression, intellectual diversity,… Continue Reading >>

Dr. Louise Mirrer Wins 2014 Merrill Award

June 11, 2014 by ACTA|

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Mirrer, President of the New-York Historical Society and winner of ACTA’s 2014 Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education!

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Video: Gary Gallagher Accepts 2013 Merrill Award

December 9, 2013 by ACTA|

Weren't able to make it to ACTA's 2013 Philip Merrill Award Dinner? Want to re-live a bit of that memorable evening?

No problem!

Here's a video of Professor Gary Gallgher delivering… Continue Reading >>

UVA Professor and Civil War Historian Gary W. Gallagher Chosen as 2013 Recipient of Merrill Award

July 9, 2013 by ACTA|

ACTA has announced the selection of Gary W. Gallagher, noted civil war historian and… Continue Reading >>

Benno Schmidt, Merrill Award Winner

November 3, 2010 by Michael Poliakoff|

This Friday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni will award the 6th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding… Continue Reading >>

CUNY Touts KC Johnson’s Merrill Award

September 14, 2009 by David Azerrad|

The City University of New York sent out a press release today announcing that Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson had won ACTA's… Continue Reading >>

Requesting Nominations

April 29, 2009 by Noah Mamis|

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni seeks nominations for the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.

The prize is awarded annually to an individual… Continue Reading >>

James Billington on Merrill Award Winner Getrude Himmelfarb

October 9, 2007 by Charles Mitchell|

At a gala dinner on Friday, ACTA awarded the 2007 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education to Continue Reading >>

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