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Mitchell Scholars 2018: Prestige, Support for Recipients…and Applicants

Editor’s Note: The following information comes from the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, sponsors of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarship.We applaud the program’s support for both applicants and winners of the award. November 19, 2016–The US-Ireland Alliance selected the 12 members of the 2018 … Continue reading

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Rhodes Scholars 2017: Ivies Down a Bit, UVA has Two

The Rhodes Scholarships continue to be awarded mainly to students from private colleges and universities, but the latest group of 32 students does include “only” 10 from Ivy League universities. Public universities with 2017 scholars are Virginia (2), Georgia, Indiana, … Continue reading

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Black Hills State University: An Honors Program with International Opportunities

Editor’s Note: The following post is one in a series written by honors professionals across the country. By Dr. Courtney Huse Wika, assistant professor of English and director of the Black Hills State University Honors Program The gold rush and … Continue reading

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How Many of Those Honors Classes are Restricted to Honors Students Only?

Editor’s Note: Thanks to honors Deans and Directors from across the country, we received more data than ever before in 2016. Most of the data appear in our new book, but periodically we will report on other discoveries that we … Continue reading

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New U.S. College Rankings: Wall St Journal Partners with Times Highered

Whether we need it or not, there is a new ranking on the scene, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017. There are some interesting features, and the rankings are certainly worth a look. The rankings combine national … Continue reading

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Univ of Arkansas Chancellor to Teach Honors College Course

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Few undergraduate students get to sit down and discuss big issues with campus leaders. Next spring, 14 students at the University of Arkansas will get an unparalleled opportunity to do just that, thanks to a new Honors … Continue reading

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Purdue Honors College Dean to Chair National Honors Committee

Editor’s Note: The following post comes from the Purdue Honors College. Dean Rhonda Phillips will be an asset in bringing greater attention and support to honors programs and colleges within major public research universities. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With honors … Continue reading

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Mizzou Honors College Offers Priority Registration, Receives Large Gift for Undergrad Research

 Editor’s Note: The following post comes from the University of Missouri. “The University of Missouri Honors College has announced that, effective for Fall semester 2017, all Honors students will have priority registration and be able to register for classes on … Continue reading

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Average U.S. News Rankings for 126 Universities: 2010-1017

Listed below are the yearly rankings and overall average rankings of 126 national universities that were included in the first tier of the U.S. News Best Colleges from 2010 through 2017. There are 63 public and 63 private universities. As a … Continue reading

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Update No. 3: The 2016 Edition Is Coming Soon, with Important Changes

By John Willingham, Editor The 2016 edition will have a new name– Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 60 Public University Honors Programs. It is in the final proofing stage now. The goal is to publish in late September. Each … Continue reading

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