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Apr 09, 2014
While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.  

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March 11, 2014
Some Princeton students push university to stop asking whether applicants have been convicted of anything. They say academe needs more people with experience in the justice system.
March 6, 2014
College Board will try new approach to essay, drop the penalty for wrong answers and work with Khan Academy to provide free test-prep. Some experts like the changes (or most of them), while others see a bid to catch up to the ACT.
March 5, 2014
College Board unveils redesigned writing test (in which evidence will be relevant) and makes it optional. Other reforms will end penalty for incorrect answers and the focus on "SAT words" people never use. Khan Academy will provide free test prep. Will changes shift debate on admissions testing? UPDATE: Early reactions.
March 4, 2014
Austin College partners with graduate schools to show liberal arts grads have clear paths to success. Undergraduates will get perks including internships, early decision admission and dual degree credit.
March 3, 2014
One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.
February 28, 2014
As the pool of M.B.A. students grows, universities unveil tailored programs to capture different segments of the market.
February 27, 2014
After a difficult year with technology glitches, board decides that it's time for a new executive director. Outgoing leader of group says he is being treated as a scapegoat.
February 20, 2014
"Undermatching" and poor matching are much broader problems in education than emphasis on competitive college admissions suggests, writes Elaine Tuttle Hansen. It's time to look at the entire educational system.
February 19, 2014
Large study finds nearly identical academic performance by students who submitted and didn't submit SAT or ACT scores at test-optional colleges.
February 18, 2014
Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

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