Liberal arts colleges

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. 

A Policy Change on Study Abroad Pays Off

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After Goucher College mandates international study, freshman enrollment soars to record level.

Transformation at Antioch

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Sagging enrollment prompts changes in the college's co-op curriculum to emphasize group learning and speed up graduation.

Moving Up by Moving Down

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Many colleges seek to gain stature through sports. Birmingham-Southern switches from Division I to III and eliminates sports scholarships.

Plan for New College Draws Scrutiny

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Officials in Maine and North Carolina review proposals from group with close ties to philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Calculated Change at Smith

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For decades, students could get by without taking any math -- but perhaps not for much longer.

Invisible Review at Oberlin

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In-depth evaluation of president's performance seemed like a good idea, but now many say the report has been squelched.

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