The quintessential college town is lush and lined with quaint boulevards. It's Ann Arbor, Mich., Charlottesville, Va., and Boulder, Colo. It's dive bars and bookstores and movie theaters that still charge less than a meal. Classic college towns are typically considered idyllic places to live. Plenty of institutions claim to being located in one, but there are some that simply cannot. They are the urban colleges, located in mid-sized or major metropolitan areas whose social and cultural orbits extend well beyond the campus. And these are where a large portion of professors reside.
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May 6, 2008
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May 5, 2008
Southern Illinois professor who felt slighted by state's judgment that he finished a mandatory test too quickly says he feels vindicated by settlement.
May 2, 2008
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May 2, 2008
Those holding a college diploma -- no matter their race -- tend to be financially rewarded right away in the job market based on ability. That's not true for high school graduates, report says.
April 30, 2008
Washington State's major is on chopping block. That's particularly dramatic in Pacific Northwest, but programs nationwide face enrollment issues.
April 29, 2008
Initiative aims to create and evaluate material, while also assessing the viability of the open access model.
April 28, 2008
Mississippi appropriations formula rewards increasing enrollments and programs, but some worry about how historically black colleges and other small institutions will fare.
April 24, 2008
At a time when skepticism about higher education and its need for public support edges ever higher, association leaders appear to be settling on a branding strategy of trying to convince people that colleges deserve an increasing share of resources.
February 15, 2008
Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.
April 20, 2007
In wake of Virginia Tech shootings, colleges respond to wave of copycat bomb scares with extra attention.