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Academics in an Athletic World: Encouraging the Whole Student

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 12:43 PM

The worlds of academics and athletics have a mingled, controversial relationship. This clash is seen most prominently in NCAA Division I sports, particularly football and men's basketball, where athletics is a big business. On the other hand, NCAA Division III programs strike a balance between academics and athletics.

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The Top 100 College Rankings: A Practical Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:12 PM

With the fall semester in session, high school seniors are weighing their options for higher education. The release of news magazines' annual rankings always prompts a lively discussion about what criteria, exactly, constitutes a "Top 100" school. The list can sway student decisions and, of course, cause controversy among our...

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Achieving Success in Your Freshman Year

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 3:38 PM

Dear Gavin (and all incoming freshmen),

Congratulations on the start of your college career! I know how excited you must be about your achievements to date, as well as this chance to begin the next phase of your life. As a college president, I want to pass along a few...

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The Global Citizen: Finding Practicality In A Liberal Arts Education

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 3:57 PM

What can you do with a degree in classics? How are you going to get a job with that degree? Many people still fail to understand what a liberal arts education is and how it translates into success in the job market. This attitude raises a fundamental question about undergraduate...

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