Building Student Interest in Science

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One university's experiment involves English composition, better advising and living in a science-themed dorm.

Sending Signals to Students

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Through its new curriculum, Penn stresses science and math and deemphasizes the role of AP courses.

Mixed Signals for ASL

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On the upswing nationally, sign language is on the defensive at Brown.

Major Quotas

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Florida board moves toward requiring specific percentages of undergraduates to specialize in certain areas that the state needs.

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

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After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

Urban Removal

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Wayne State professors attack plan to break up college focused on disadvantaged and minority students.

'Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter'

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Why are students more likely to thrive at -- and graduate from -- some colleges than others? That's the central question in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, just published by Jossey-Bass.

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

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The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

Reforming Journalism Education

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Foundations and top universities want to promote subject-matter expertise -- and public trust.

Majoring in Hate

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Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.


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