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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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Update No. 2: It’s Complicated–the 2016 Edition of Honors Ratings and Reviews

By John Willingham, Editor Honors colleges and programs are complex. If you think about it, how could they not be? Take a (generally) large public research university with many thousands of students, sprawling campuses, hundreds of professors, and the huge … Continue reading

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Update: 2016 Edition of Honors Ratings and Reviews

By John Willingham, Editor After three months of analyzing data, we are almost at the point of rating at least 50 honors programs, writing their profiles, and adding another 10 or so summary reviews (unrated). What I can say now … Continue reading

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Inside Honors: Class Sizes, Classes by Discipline, Sections Per Student

By John Willingham, Editor I thought it was time to raise my head from the ocean of data I am crunching for the 2016 edition of our Review. Since we have much more–and much better–data this time around, the book … Continue reading

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University of Houston-Downtown Campus Introduces Honors Program

Editor’s Note: The profile of the new honors program at UH-Downtown comes from Houston attorney Jane Mueller Fly, who also teaches at the campus. Ms. Fly is also the author of The National Merit Journey: What You Need to Know, … Continue reading

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Florida, Maryland, and Washington Will Soon Use Only the New Coalition App

Three prominent public universities–Florida, Maryland, and Washington–will begin using the application process developed by the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS), a recently formed consortium of more than 90 leading public and private colleges and universities. Our guess is … Continue reading

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W. Virginia President E. Gordon Gee: ‘Never Mistake an Elite [Honors] Education for an Elitist One’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts that will review or comment on papers published by The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). E. Gordon Gee is the current president of West Virginia University and the former … Continue reading

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Honors Update Feb 29, 2016

Dare we say it–we are leaping forward to the third edition of our review of honors programs and colleges. The posts during this time are few and far between because most of our efforts are focused on research and data … Continue reading

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Univ of Arizona Honors Students Win Churchill Scholarships, Show Value of Undergrad Research

Editor’s Note: This post is by Jill Goetz, Karna Walter, and Emily Kotay of the University Arizona College of Engineering and Honors College and was first published on January 17, 2016, on the UA News site. Two University of Arizona seniors … Continue reading

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Univ of Arkansas Honors Student and Prof Publish Paper on Proteins Related to Alzheimer’s

Editor’s Note: The post below comes to us from Kendall Curlee, director of communications at the University of Arkansas Honors College. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A University of Arkansas research team has published a paper in ChemBioChem, a top European journal … Continue reading

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