Liberal arts colleges

Another Bailout by a For-Profit

Salem International University, a private institution in West Virginia, is negotiating to be sold to an investment group.

Redefining Liberal Education

A group of colleges started an effort Thursday to redefine liberal education -- and to ensure that all colleges that profess to provide one actually do.

The Road Too Little Traveled

A new program to ease the transfer of community college students to elite institutions is on the horizon.

Upwardly Mobile Academic: Ralph J. Hexter

A Berkeley dean talks about taking Hampshire's top job, politically active campuses, and becoming one of the few openly gay college presidents.

Cross Country Merger

Middlebury College, a liberal arts institution in Vermont, is negotiating to take over a graduate school in California.

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

'Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money'

The "preoccupation with money" is eroding the values of higher education, argues a new book: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money, published in April by the University of Virginia Press. The authors -- James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield -- question the endowment obsession of presidents, the rating obsession of admissions officers, and the career obsession of students.

Middlebury Goes West

Liberal arts college in Vermont will take over California institute known for its graduate programs in global fields.

Dartmouth Shifts -- to the Right?

Administrators say policy changes on Greek life and other issues dear to traditionalists are no pattern.

Fallout at Hamilton

College cuts budget of center that invited Ward Churchill; controversial professor offends again -- this time with comments on "fragging."


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