Liberal arts colleges

Mount Holyoke and a handul of other private colleges freeze tuition for next year

Mount Holyoke joins a short -- but longer than usual -- list of colleges to freeze tuition. Moves could signal awareness of a limit to families' willingness to pay high sticker prices.

Wittenberg President Makes Rare Jump to Two-Year College Presidency

The president of a private liberal arts university takes the helm at a community college. It's a rare career move, but the two institutions -- and the two jobs -- have a lot in common.

New Vassar student publication seeks to boost political diversity in liberal stronghold

Citing lack of diversity in campus politics, Vassar College sophomore starts new publication to help conservatives and liberals alike express their views in a healthy way.

A president who prefers meetings around campus rather than in her office

As president, Lori Varlotta takes most of her meetings out and about on the campus of Hiram College.

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President Lori Varlotta during a walk around campus
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Report shows private colleges are adapting and aims to encourage more change

A report from the Council of Independent Colleges shows how dozens of small private institutions have changed programs or structures -- and aims to spur consideration elsewhere.

Kenyon professor calls off play amid criticism that it's culturally insensitive

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Kenyon professor calls off original play about cultural insensitivity amid criticism that it's culturally insensitive.

Sweet Briar eliminating tenured faculty positions as it puts new curriculum in place

Small private women's college is cutting more than 10 percent of its faculty as it overhauls curriculum.

Report shows improving finances at private colleges, even though some small institutions struggle

Report argues private colleges have been improving their financial status but shows at least some small and poor institutions are struggling.

Faculty members who have been lead critics of administration lose jobs at Sierra Nevada

Six full-time professors -- including leaders of efforts to question administration -- lose jobs.

Research paper suggests liberal arts colleges are offering more courses outside the liberal arts

Research suggests that new courses at liberal arts colleges these days may increasingly be coming from practical fields.

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