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You can now watch all of the remarks from the presentation of the 2016 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. Hear Senator John McCain, AEI Resident Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, former World Bank… Continue Reading >>
ACTA wrote a letter to the George Mason University Board of Visitors praising their steadfast commitment to free speech and civic discourse. The university is playing host to the annual Students for Justice in Palestine Conference. At the… Continue Reading >>
Just days before the 2016 election, ACTA released a survey conducted by GfK that reveals alarming civic illiteracy among Americans and even college graduates. The survey asked respondents basic questions about the election and the U.S. economy;… Continue Reading >>
ACTA will honor human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali and historian Niall Ferguson with the 12th annual Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. A distinguished panel chose Ms. Hirsi Ali and… Continue Reading >>
On August 18, ACTA President Michael Poliakoff hit the national airwaves to discuss the pitfalls of expanding course catalogs and open curricula. Dr. Poliakoff explained that the proliferation of niche college classes erodes educational quality… Continue Reading >>
On May 24, a group of protesters disrupted an on-campus event hosted by DePaul University’s College Republicans group and ultimately dismantled the event entirely. This “heckler’s veto” directly defied DePaul’s… Continue Reading >>
Protesting students disrupted a documentary screening at the University of California─Irvine. The protestors violated the university’s speech and advocacy policies by barring some students from attending the event. In response… Continue Reading >>
ACTA is excited to announce that St. Katherine College has earned an “A” from What Will They Learn?™. The small San Diego─based college opened in 2011 and graduated its first class last year. With the addition of St.… Continue Reading >>
ACTA sent questionnaires to each candidate for the upcoming Harvard Board of Overseers election to solicit their views on matters related to ACTA’s core issues of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability in higher education.… Continue Reading >>