Liberal arts colleges

Potemkin Rankings

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Washington & Jefferson improved in key factors, yet fell in the eyes of U.S. News. Does this demonstrate that money is all that really counts and the rest is just for show?

Professionalizing Liberal Arts, and Vice Versa

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Some institutions may find themselves looking for ways to meld liberal arts and professional curriculums, a union that often causes friction.

'Business' by Any Other Name...

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Many liberal arts colleges have long struggled to balance increasing emphases on professional preparation with a core curriculum. Business, in particular, has been blooming.

But not without significant discussions at administrative and faculty levels about what that business education should look like -- and not without some aversion to calling the final products "business" programs.

Antioch College to Suspend Operations (Probably)

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University announces its belief that negotiation of a possible transfer of control aren't far enough along to stay open next academic year.

Drive Starts to Preserve 'Non-Stop Antioch'

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Antioch University's announcement last week that its board had "reconfirmed" plans to shutter Antioch College at the end of this academic year has prompted a flurry of activity to prevent that from happening.

Antioch U. Trustees Reject Plan to Save College and Offer to Sell It

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Board says proposal wasn't financially responsible. Alumni and donors blast board and plan to try to operate the college by themselves.

Joining the Guilds

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Kalamazoo College creates a set of "guilds" to connect students and alumni through meaningful projects in four interdisciplinary areas.

On Secularity

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In a four-college project, professors and chaplains consider how secular frameworks enable -- and limit -- student exploration of "the big questions."

Salt in the Wounds at Antioch

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After another round of negotiations that some thought would keep college open, university board rejects deal to do just that.

Unexpected First Generation Path

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Many small private colleges are having success with students whose families lack backgrounds in higher education.


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