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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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April 16, 2007
Rate of growth slows, though, and numbers still trail pre-2003 level.
April 16, 2007
Presidents and professors gather to consider and share deep worries about who goes to college and what happens to them there.
April 12, 2007
Tony Keller writes that magazine compilations of information about higher education serve students and the public.
April 11, 2007
Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.
April 4, 2007
Portland State University's engineering college has been transformed into "a national and international academic and research institution." The excellence of the college "illustrates how state investments in higher education can increase programmatic capacity." The university's electrical engineering department is so good that it's in a "top 10" listing with such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. "We knew PSU engineering was significantly under-ranked. But Top 10? Wow! It made my day. Go PSU!”
April 3, 2007
With recent surge in applications, university decides to consolidate admissions deadlines.
April 3, 2007
Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.
April 2, 2007
Think it's impossible for educators to fight a popular magazine's irresponsible rating system? Look north, and you'll see it can be done, writes Indira Samarasekera.
March 30, 2007
Foundation-supported effort doesn't let any department claim top status, but potential students get to decide how to weight factors.
March 27, 2007
University’s unusual test finds that grants have significant impact on yield of top admitted applicants, but yield remains small.

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