Liberal arts colleges

Growing Challenge to 'U.S. News'

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In the two weeks since 12 college presidents started a challenge to the way U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges, the movement has gained numbers and may also be expanding beyond its base. At least 15 other colleges have now signed on, which organizers say is a major step forward because many had not expected much more movement until members of the Annapolis Group -- which includes hundreds of liberal arts colleges -- gather for a meeting next month where the topic is to be discussed.

Antioch to Close Main College

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Operations will be "suspended" after coming academic year; 40 faculty members will lose their jobs.

Countercultural and Alive

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Demise of Antioch College points to challenges facing progressive colleges -- and strategies used by some to thrive.

Leon Botstein on the 'Tragedy' of Antioch

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Few American college presidents may have as much insight into leading progressive colleges

More Momentum Against 'U.S. News'

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In the wake of meetings this week of the Annapolis Group -- an organization of liberal arts colleges -- critics of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings are expecting a significant increase in the number of institutions where presidents pledge not to participate in the "reputational" portion of the rankings or to use scores in their own promotional materials.

The Adjunctification of Antioch

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Shutdown of college will leave all of university's other campuses without tenure. What does that shift mean?

St. Andrews Faces Accreditation Loss

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Southern association moves to revoke small North Carolina college's approval and places four others on probation.

Who Should Control Antioch?

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After announcing resignation, president of college calls for autonomy from university -- giving new force to governance debate.

Turmoil at Another Progressive College

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Supporters of New College of California say a complete change in administration could save it.

Bard Brings Finance Into the Fold

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Its new dual-degree program targets students who want a traditional liberal arts education mixed with a background in business (no marketing, please).


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