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President’s Corner: Why Lori White believes DePauw is at a nexus point

What does a 21st century liberal arts institution look like? Listen to President Lori White guide us through her creation of DePauw University's five-year strategic plan that aims to prepare students to be successful "in the jobs of today and that we can't even imagine for tomorrow."

I’m a nobody in higher ed leadership—but I still believe I know what’s right

The curse of a sole focus on vocationalism comes as a reaction to corporate leaders and their willing collaborators in state legislatures who think it is either difficult or impractical to interest students in the liberal arts or, heaven forbid, that it might make them into informed voters.

Presidents corner: How can courage breathe new life into a classic liberal arts education?

Middlebury College President Laurie Patton is helping boldly steer her institution into a new era, embedding in its blueprint of academic excellence a commitment to data literacy, environmental literacy, cross-cultural exchange and conflict transformation. 

Presidential moves: Strong appointments and 2 headscratchers

Ron Patterson's record cultivating strong enrollment numbers made him a ready appointment at Chadron State College. One of these president's decisions to step down, however, is hard to decipher.

Finlandia University is the latest private college to fall

The school's enrollment—and consequently, its revenue—has suffered from a dwindling pool of local high school students and a lack of interest among those graduates for a college education, according to the Board's letter.

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