Liberal arts colleges

The New Carnegie Classifications

Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

Affirmative Action for Men

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

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

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

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

Transformation at Antioch

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

Moving Up by Moving Down

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

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

Calculated Change at Smith

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

Invisible Review at Oberlin

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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