Liberal arts colleges

Will More Colleges Merge?

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Recent moves by some private institutions -- combined with worsening economy -- have some experts predicting more consolidation in next few years.

Playing the Name Game

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Loyola College in Maryland has decided to call itself Loyola University Maryland, but some alumni are concerned the new name won’t reflect the institution’s values.

A President Becomes an Undergraduate

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After 18 years leading colleges, Roger Martin decided to enroll as a freshman at St. John's -- to experience the liberal arts in a pure form, and to join the crew team.

'Race and Class Matters at an Elite College'

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Among the sub-debates in the debates over affirmative action are questions over the relative significance of race and class. A new book attempts to explore race and class simultaneously in a college setting. In Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Elizabeth Aries explores the insights she gained by studying four groups of students at Amherst College: affluent white students, affluent black students, white students without a lot of money and black students without a lot of money.

'Emblematic' Leader for NYU's Abu Dhabi Campus

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Sharing Tuition News Early

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With economic uncertainty leaving many parents worried, Augustana College moves up by several months its decision on what to charge next year.

Why More Colleges Want Jewish Students

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Small institutions that have had low enrollment levels for Jews are pushing to increase them -- and in so doing raise delicate questions.

Down 36 Students, College Will Lose 40 Jobs

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Beloit's cuts illustrate how -- in the current economic environment -- a seemingly small enrollment decline can have major consequences.

The Bubble That Didn't Burst

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Jess H. Lord, dean of admissions and financial aid at Haverford College, says that "up until Friday I've been telling anyone who would listen to me to get ready because I assumed ED numbers would drop." He said it was "absolutely my assumption that ED would be hit hard by the economy -- that applying ED would be seen as a luxury and folks would hold off." "ED" is admissions lingo for early decision, in which applicants apply early and pledge, if admitted, to enroll.

A Shift Back on Aid

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Many colleges hurt by endowment losses have made it a point to say that revised budget plans won't change student financial assistance. Middlebury went another route -- and others may follow.

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