Liberal arts colleges

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.

Disappearing Raises and Vice Presidents at Lambuth

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Growing discount rate and rising costs create financial crunch -- and worries -- at a private university.

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