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ACTA President Anne Neal’s letter to the editor about Brandeis University rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali was published in the New York Times. ACTA believes that disinviting controversial speakers because of their beliefs sets a dangerous precedent and endangers academic freedom on campus. Read Ms....Continue Reading >>
Louis Brandeis would be turning over in his grave. The university named after the former Supreme Court justice has illustrated the depths of small-minded bigotry and intolerance that now pass for the culture on many campuses. In effectively rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis has violated the...Continue Reading >>
A report on U.S. liberal arts colleges discovers soaring tuition, lax general education standards, and administrative bloat.Continue Reading >>
Administrative bloat is driving college costs, according to Glenn Reynolds’s column in USA Today.
Just how necessary is college? Not as necessary as Pew says, claims Minding the Campus's George Leef.
A new Texas bill promises to deliver accountability measures on cost, completion, and...Continue Reading >>
It's a wonky day in higher ed. Here's what's new:
An interesting Tennessee plan will make community college free by redirecting funds away from four-year universities.
Ball State University trustees are taking action against chronic low-performing tenured faculty.
And the Brookings...Continue Reading >>