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Colorado State, Arkansas Each Have Two Truman Scholars in 2017

The University of Arkansas and Colorado State University each have two Truman Scholars for 2017, leading all public universities. This is the second year in a row that the University of Arkansas has had two Truman Scholars. Twenty-six of the … Continue reading

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U.S. News Publication: Honors Programs Are Good for “Families Too Rich for Financial Aid”

Public university honors colleges and programs continue to raise their profiles as “value” choices  in higher education, as evidenced by columns in the New York Times, attention from college consultants, and a separate focus piece in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges publication. … Continue reading

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“Reformers” Cite Productivity as the Reason for Higher Ed Cuts: Here’s What They Don’t Understand

After a years-long, bruising battle in Texas between the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems on one side and then-Gov. Rick Perry on the other, the two flagships have emerged more or less intact and relatively free of political … Continue reading

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Top Honors Programs, Honors Components Only

So, what do we mean by “honors components only”? In our 2016 ratings review, we listed the honors programs and colleges that received an overall five “mortarboard” rating. One component of the rating model used to determine the leading programs is … Continue reading

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Growth in Honors Colleges Aided by Large Donations

Not only are new honors colleges and programs being created at universities across the nation, but, increasingly, large donations are enhancing the opportunities at programs already in existence. One of the largest gifts ever came last year, when benefactor Tom … Continue reading

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Testimonials: University of Iowa Honors Faculty

Editor’s Note: From time to time, we publish testimonials from honors program faculty and students. Below are three contributions from honors faculty who teach at the University of Iowa. Emphases are added. Tom Keegan: Rhetoric Head of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing … Continue reading

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Testimonials: Clemson, Calhoun Honors College Faculty

Editor’s Note: From time to time, we publish testimonials from honors program faculty and students. Below are two contributions from faculty members who teach at Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College, which received a five-mortarboard rating in our recent book, INSIDE HONORS. Emphases … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Honors College Dean University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Honors College. UNM’s Honors College grew out of one of the oldest and most nationally respected honors programs in the country. For nearly … Continue reading

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How Alive Are the Liberal Arts in Honors Programs?

The short answer: very alive. After an extended period during which more and more students have felt the need–regardless of personal interest and aptitude–to major in business, engineering, or computer-related fields, the liberal arts, especially the humanities, have faced declining … Continue reading

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Univ of Arkansas Honors College: Mentoring Leads to Publication

Editor’s Note: Our thanks to Kendall Curlee, Director of Communications for the University of Arkansas Honors College, for assistance with this post. One of the major strengths of honors colleges and programs is that they make undergraduate research opportunities a priority. Increasingly, early … Continue reading

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