Alex McHugh

Alex McHugh is a research associate at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). He also coordinates ACTA¹s social media presence. He graduated from American University in 2014 with

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Alex McHugh is a research associate at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). He also coordinates ACTA¹s social media presence. He graduated from American University in 2014 with a B.A. in international relations and a B.S in economics. He has contributed to a variety of blogs and other outlets, including Minding the Campus, Policy.Mic, the Daily Caller, and more. He was heavily engaged in student organizing and activism at American Universities on issues like freedom of speech and diversity of thought on campus.

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Another Reason to Rein in Bureaucrats

George Mason Law School Professor Todd Zywicki has shown that administrative bloat is not just a sign of bad fiscal management; its ever-expanding resources and power can also be obstacles ...

Saving the Humanities

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Accountability and Accuracy

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‘Education Deserts’ and Accountability

The discussion about a proposed federal college rating system has raised concerns that ratings, while potentially beneficial to middle-class students, may impose new burdens on aspiring college students from low-income ...

Shining Sunlight on College Sports

College athletics have come under fire, and the powerful NCAA in particular. From its treatment of college athletes to its failure to investigate cheating in a timely manner, there is ...

Specializing in Unemployment

The global economy may be on the way to recovery, but for many graduating students job market woes are still an obstacle. With new data showing the classes of 2009 ...