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

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

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

Middlebury Debacle Requires Board Action

April 10, 2017

The violent protest of Charles Murray at Middlebury College shocked the country. ACTA wrote a letter to Middlebury’s board of trustees encouraging them to adopt the Chicago Principles on free expression and to sanction behavior that undermines the college’s commitment to free speech. 

 

UPDATE (4/13/17): A spokesperson for Middlebury College contacted ACTA to provide several updates:

  • The College’s investigation has identified several dozen individuals it believes may be subject to disciplinary procedures under the student handbook policies. More than 20 students have received and accepted sanctions for their actions on March 2. The investigation and disciplinary process continues and the College hopes to complete the work by end of the academic year in May. 
  • The College acknowledged receipt of a letter from ACTA delivered to the Middlebury College Board of Trustees urging them to adopt the Chicago Principles of Free Expression.
  • More than 100 Middlebury faculty have signed a Statement of Principles in support of free inquiry.

ACTA will continue to monitor these developments.

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