Liberal arts colleges

Not So Politically Incorrect

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As College Democrats fight for recognition at Liberty U., other liberal student groups maintain peaceful relationships at traditionally conservative institutions -- and so do conservative counterparts at more liberal institutions.

A Deal to Revive Antioch

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Path-breaking liberal arts college, shut down by university, will gain full independence with a plan to enroll students again in 2 years.

Nickel and Diming Athletics

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Amid recession, group of small private colleges asks NCAA to reconsider measure that requires basketball shot clocks to show tenths of seconds and football referees to wear wireless microphones.

Presidential Career Paths

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Leaders of small and mid-sized private colleges are less likely than those of other institutions to have come immediately from a provost's job, survey finds.

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.

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