Liberal arts colleges

Going Global Before Graduation

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Goucher will begin requiring all of its students to spend at least some time studying in another country.

New Online Option for Private Colleges

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Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

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Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Great Books and City Lights

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Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Cost of Trimming

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West Virginia Wesleyan -- to distress of some professors -- deals with enrollment drops by cutting physics and math majors.

Size Matters

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From Amherst to Pomona, liberal arts colleges are increasing enrollments -- and trying to keep a small college environment.

The New Carnegie Classifications

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Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

Affirmative Action for Men

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After op-ed by Kenyon dean underscores how college admissions officers favor male applicants, many ask: Is this legal? Is it right?

Unusual Lesson Plan at Carleton

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For first time, the college cancels all classes, replacing them for a day with special academic programs related to Katrina.

A New Faith at Catholic Colleges

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Muslim students arrive in significant numbers -- ready to engage in campus life while maintaining their own identities. 

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