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9 Forward-Thinking Colleges

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/31/10 12:53 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

As the new year approaches, there are myriad colleges and universities that exhibit what the future of higher education looks like. Some are new and some more established, but all nine of the schools mentioned below are distinctive in some way -- and are worth watching in 2011.

Olin College of Engineering
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Founded in 2002, this Massachusetts creative engineering school has caught the public’s eye with innovative approaches to higher education. With progressive policies –- like providing scholarships for each student that cover half of tuition costs, abolishing tenure and encouraging teaching over publishing –- Olin is one institution to watch in the new year.
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