“In the best of circumstances, an American liberal arts education… focuses on how to ask the right questions” As an American, I’ve been immersed in the liberal arts all my life, so I’m always surprised when I’m asked by colleagues in the UK about its benefits, and how it could improve British higher education. The breadth of a US liberal
Last summer, Lyon College cut the size of its governing Board of Trustees in half — a move that defies common trends for private liberal arts colleges at a time when those institutions are facing greater upheaval and challenges. Historically, private colleges have had sprawling governing boards, with community leaders, business leaders and even church leaders getting a seat at the table.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her children to use the toilet more than once a day. On the sixth day, she again
Rockhurst University is acquiring Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. The deal was announced Wednesday. Both institutions are located in Kansas City, Mo., but Rockhurst is Roman Catholic and Saint Luke’s is Episcopalian. Under the deal, Rockhurst expects to add some 700 students in associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs. The deal includes a clause that states that the university
As peers around it shut their doors, Vermont’s Marlboro College will become part of the larger, healthier University of Bridgeport. Mergers of private colleges these days can go a few different ways. On one end of the continuum, leaders of struggling institutions recognize their precarious situations and set out to find an arrangement that best serves their students and staffs
As more colleges make submission of SAT or ACT scores optional, the decision on whether to require scores from international applicants can raise a different set of issues. An increasing number of colleges have made submission of SAT or ACT scores optional. But just because a college is test optional doesn’t mean it’s optional for international students. International students applying
The retailer is pouring $700 million into worker training — mostly through its own programs. We asked some experts on postsecondary education and training to assess whether Amazon’s initiative is threat or boon to higher education. Amazon announced last week that it would spend $700 million on training its employees, the latest (and perhaps biggest) decision by a company to make a major
I owe my existence to American higher education. My parents were Chinese graduate students. Given scholarships, they came to the United States in a bygone era of idealism when they were perceived as potentially contributing to this nation. They made good on that expectation: they put down new roots, and they had productive careers as new Americans. My brothers and