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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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May 30, 2006
Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.
May 26, 2006
More liberal arts colleges do away with test requirements; institutions that did so last year see big gains in numbers and diversity.
May 23, 2006
Sagging enrollment prompts changes in the college's co-op curriculum to emphasize group learning and speed up graduation.
May 18, 2006
Tragic murder sets off lawsuit and debate over who is responsible for protecting students from criminals.
May 10, 2006
Colleges are angered to be told by new college guide that if they don't take out ads, they will get blank pages.
May 5, 2006
For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.
May 3, 2006
College Board investigates what it calls small decline in scores, but larger gaps at some institutions raise questions.
April 26, 2006
Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.
April 26, 2006
3 Harvard economists add historic context -- some of it surprising -- to the issue of dwindling male enrollments.
April 21, 2006
When educators discuss their greatest diversity challenges these days, many focus on the recruitment and retention of black male students. At many campuses, two-thirds of black students are female, and the lack of black men raises all sort of troubling questions.

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