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Chaos on UC Campuses: Chancellors Hexter and Dirks Show Principled Courage

February 6, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff |

Chaos ensued at UC Berkeley this week, following a planned speech by provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Instead of rescinding the invitation, UC-Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks used Yiannapoulos’s...

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America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

December 15, 2015 by Eric Bledsoe |

Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone with a...

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US News Rankings Miss the Mark, Value Reputation over Education

September 9, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

The (in)famous US News & World Report annual college rankings list is out.

This year’s rankings were accompanied by a brief discussion of the many issues currently plaguing the minds of prospective...

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The Wall Street Journal on Accreditation Reform

January 15, 2013 by William Gonch |

Last week you read about the “crisis of accreditation” in higher ed, which works, in short, like this:

  • The federal government requires that federal financial-aid dollars go only to schools that...
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First Amendment Ignored on College Campuses

December 19, 2012 by William Gonch |

On December 18th, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its annual study, Spotlight on Speech Codes 2013.  It is not for the faint of heart. 

FIRE’s study of speech...

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Jacques Barzun, Renowned Scholar and Member of ACTA’s National Council, Dies at 104

October 26, 2012 |

Jacques Barzun, one of the 20th century’s greatest public intellectuals and a dear friend of ACTA, passed away Thursday evening in San Antonio, TX, where he had lived for the last eighteen years.  He...

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Valparaiso Law School Closes Its Doors

Inside HigherEd, Scott Jaschik

Ohio State Suspends Greek Life

CNN, Melissa Gray

Ohio University Creates Private Committee Over Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education, ​Sam Hoisington 

Williams College Students Harass Controversial Speaker

Wall Street Journal, Zachary Wood

People Are Finding Good Paying Jobs Without Degrees

Bloomberg, Chauncy Lennon and Anthony P. Carnevale

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