Liberal arts colleges

Send in the Wolf

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In a perilous time for many small colleges facing economic difficulties, a cadre of ex-presidents and consultants are increasingly called on to clean up the mess and set the stage for recovery.

The Antioch Fight -- Refought

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AAUP releases harsh analysis of how the university's board managed the college -- an account disputed by university leaders. Meanwhile, independence for college may be near.

Revenue Dip for Private Colleges

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Institutions worked to maintain enrollment through increased aid and lower tuition increases, but net tuition and fee revenues are expected to fall on many campuses, Moody's reports.

Path to Transfer

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Mount Holyoke College works to boost number of community college transfers, achieving unusual success for a liberal arts college.

The Price of an Enrollment Shortfall

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Down a few dozen, Sweet Briar suspends retirement contributions and (briefly) pay for president and top officials. Is this the cost of keeping discount rate level?

Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts

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Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

Room for Improvement

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Employer survey backed by liberal education group suggests a new emphasis on the quality of undergraduate education.

2 People, 1 Job, 36 Years

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Husband-and-wife historians at Earlham have spent more than three decades sharing a job.

Fowl Play at Reed College

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A student-led course on how to properly slaughter, clean and dress a chicken goes awry.

Bold Choices

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Grinnell's new president reflects growing trend of liberal arts colleges hiring leaders from different kinds of institutions -- a development that may also increase the diversity of the selections.

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