Liberal arts colleges

The Road Too Little Traveled

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

Upwardly Mobile Academic: Ralph J. Hexter

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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

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

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

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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'

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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

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

Dartmouth Shifts -- to the Right?

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

Fallout at Hamilton

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

Cutting Tuition, Increasing Revenue

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Three private colleges that reduced charges dramatically share information on what worked -- and what didn't.

'Old Main'

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For most of American history, small colleges have been "the defining core of postsecondary opportunities" for students, writes Samuel Schuman in Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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