Liberal arts colleges

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.

Step Right Up

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Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.

Slashing Prices

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Tuition discounting reached record high levels at private colleges and universities in 2008, and the largest share of that aid was awarded without consideration of students’ financial need, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Science for Non-Scientists

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For close to three decades, freshman year at Bard College has begun in early August with three weeks of intensive reading, writing and discussion intended to introduce students to the intellectual life of a liberal arts college.

Power Play

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Some U. of California academic senators are poised to remove chairman, but their ability to do so is unclear.

Is It a Sin?

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As a small Christian college in St. Paul, Minn., Bethel University seems like the kind of place where sharing would be commonplace. A recent plagiarism case on the campus, however, has plunged the college into a debate over the difference between collegial exchanges of course materials and the outright stealing of fellow professors’ ideas.

Tempering Tuition Hikes

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Private, nonprofit colleges will hike tuition and fees by an average of 4.5 percent in the coming academic year, outpacing inflation while still holding close to last year’s nearly 40-year low increase rate, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

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