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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.


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Intern Blog: Military Colleges Make the Grade on General Education

August 10, 2017 by Adam Niehoff |

American military colleges produce disciplined leaders that are prepared for national service in one of the four American service branches. Often these institutions are extremely selective and require...

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Army ROTC Returns to Harvard

September 18, 2012 by William Gonch |

Harvard students in the Army ROTC program trained on their own campus for the first time in more than 40 years, The Harvard Crimson reports:

For the nine Harvard College students participating in...

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Harvard Welcomes Back SROTC

March 23, 2012 by Daniel Burnett |

In another example of the warming relationship between the Ivy League and ROTC, Harvard University announced this week that it has agreed to re-establish a formal relationship with the Army Senior...

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Air Force ROTC Scheduled to Take off at Yale in 2012

September 13, 2011 by Daniel Burnett |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has consistently advocated for the restoration of college ROTC programs (including work at Yale, Harvard and Columbia, for example) and applauds Yale...

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ROTC and Yale

May 26, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) Applauds Return of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) to Yale
National Higher Education Group's Advocacy Pays Off; ACTA Experts Available to Comment on...

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ACTA Applauds Return of ROTC to Stanford Campus

April 29, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

After the Stanford faculty senate voted to restore ROTC on campus, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called on the Stanford Board of Trustees to ensure the rapid implementation of the...

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NROTC and Columbia

April 22, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

Columbia University today announced it had agreed with the Navy Department to restore Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) as an option for Columbia students. The announcement comes after years...

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No Action towards ROTC at Yale

April 12, 2011 by Jose Herrera |

ROTC was once on many Ivy League campuses. Today, it is banned on all but a few. A few weeks ago, Harvard reinstated ROTC, and Columbia is following in its steps. Yet there are elite universities across...

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Columbia University Senate Passes ROTC Resolution

April 1, 2011 by Jose Herrera |

The Columbia University Senate voted 51-17-1 in favor of restoring ROTC to campus, moving the school one step closer to allowing future officers to train for public service on campus. The Board of...

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Barzun on Columbia

March 9, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

National Humanities Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, former ACTA National Council member, and Columbia legend Professor Jacques Barzun has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for the return...

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ROTC Back at Harvard

March 3, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

The AP has announced that ROTC will return to Harvard. ACTA's released the following statement, which has already been picked up at Education Debate, among other places.


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Advocating for ROTC at Harvard

March 2, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

A few weeks ago, ACTA President Anne D. Neal once again wrote to Harvard Corporation president Robert D. Reischauer. "I know that you and other members of the Corporation take pride in Harvard's...

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ROTC at Columbia?

February 25, 2011 by Michael Pomeranz |

We have called before for ROTC's return to elite campuses. Last week, we sent a letter urging the Harvard Corporation to take action--now. No further delay is required. The ostensible opposition to...

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State of the Union Address: Call to Restore ROTC

January 26, 2011 by Jose Herrera |

Did you catch the State of the Union Address last night? Obama calls "on all of our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and the ROTC." Students deserve this opportunity and...

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The Return of ROTC

January 11, 2011 by Michael Poliakoff |

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that with the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," elite institutions are exploring how to bring ROTC back to their campuses. For several years, ACTA has been...

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