liberal arts colleges
Small colleges like Ursinus should function as trust labs, much like Paxton's neighborhood taverns, in that they promote
In this season of our most recent "most important" presidential election, with political rhetoric at its height, I am reminded more than ever that for America to remain the land of opportunity, education must continue to pave a pathway to access the American dream.
First you have to find your area of interest. Doing general volunteer work is almost never helpful for admission to the Top 100 colleges.
So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.
Oh you've never heard of my school before? COOL.
When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.
The instrumental or job-producing value of a college education, and the role of colleges and universities as economic drivers in their local and regional communities, has dominated the conversation about the purpose of higher education in recent years.
One might argue that these varied experiences, compressed into a four-year course of study, are the real prerequisites to advancing the public good, including individual and collective economic good.
Stepping onto their college campuses as frosh, they know to run their paper drafts through computerized spell checks and grammar checks before turning them in to the professor. But they still can't write. Why?
There are four models of success for institutions of higher education. These choices are available not only in higher education, but most sectors in a competitive economy, from gadgets to commodities.