Liberal arts colleges

'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.

Alumni Challengers Lose Vote at Hamilton

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Candidates angered by a series of controversies fail in bid to become trustees.

Student Success at Public Colleges

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Institutional culture and presidential leadership matter more than specific programs and policies, study finds.

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.

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