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- Collegiate Confirmation from Macau
(28 June 2009)
The University of Macau’s Hengqin campus will have a residential college system.
- Contemplating Collegiate Plans for Pakistan
(22 June 2009)
A strategy session with Ahmad Durrani of the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
- Residential Colleges for the University of Macau?
(9 June 2009)
The Macao Daily News recommends a collegiate system for the new Hengqin campus.
- Sketches of Yale’s New Residential Colleges
(13 May 2009)
The style is traditional, and the designs embody many good collegiate principles.
- University World News Notes the Collegiate Way
(5 May 2009)
The proposed residential colleges at LUMS draw more international attention.
- Collegiate Progress in Pakistan
(26 April 2009)
‘Why not live in place where I can have professors as friends?’
- Back to the Future via the Collegiate Way
(22 April 2009)
Mississippi’s residential college: ‘a new kind of academic community.’
- Mississippi Leads the (Collegiate) Way
(14 April 2009)
‘These students will really be able to have a better connection with their professors.’
- From Charter Schools to Charter Colleges?
(7 April 2009)
Can the residential college movement learn anything from the charter school movement?
- House Systems for South African Schools
(28 March 2009)
‘Structure is essential for community building.’
- Stirrings at Stanford?
(20 February 2009)
An undergraduate wonders why Stanford’s housing isn’t as good as its collegiate peers.
- Colleges for the Lahore University of Management Sciences
(26 January 2009)
Residential colleges are planned for an important Pakistani university.
- The Residential College Movement in Review
(31 December 2008)
In 2008 the collegiate way of living made encouraging advances around the world.
- A New Collegiate Website for CUHK
(10 November 2008)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong reports on its growing residential college system.
- Raising (and Signing) the Residential College Roof
(30 October 2008)
The University of Mississippi understands the importance of collegiate ceremony.
- Tales of Three House Systems
(19 October 2008)
Non-residential house systems are catching on at schools around the world.
- Time Takes Note of Vanderbilt’s Commons
(16 October 2008)
The first-year component of Vanderbilt’s residential college system is off to a good start.
- Tennessee Tech Considers the Collegiate Way
(10 October 2008)
The Cookeville campus looks to Murray State’s residential colleges as a public model.
- Cornell University Names Flora Rose House
(15 September 2008)
The ‘West Campus’ house system at Cornell University will soon be complete.
- Collegiate Confirmation in Colorado
(12 September 2008)
The University of Colorado continues to include residential colleges in its future plans.
- Mississippi’s First Residential College Takes Shape
(9 September 2008)
Applications are now being accepted for the college’s opening in Fall 2009.
- Value-Designed Models of Undergraduate Education
(26 August 2008)
Vance Fried incorporates a house system into his low-cost college proposal.
- A Graduate College for the University of Kent
(13 August 2008)
Virginia Woolf College will be Kent’s fifth residential college.
- New Hall Becomes Murray Edwards College
(18 June 2008)
A Cambridge University residential college receives a 50th anniversary gift.
- Bowles Hall and the Collegiate Way of Living
(10 May 2008)
‘One of the problems of such an institution as the University of California is so to subdivide its student body that the advantages of the small group may be retained without sacrificing the even greater advantages of membership in a large university.’
- A Collegiate House System for Columbia University?
(28 April 2008)
‘We need some sort of mechanism for improving campus community and student life.’
- More Collegiate Plans for Colorado
(28 April 2008)
‘Guiding the construction is the idea that learning can’t be confined to lecture halls.’
- Yale Alumni Magazine Contemplates College Design
(20 March 2008)
New-college recommendations from alumni and friends (including me).
- Yale University Will Add Two Residential Colleges
(20 February 2008)
It will be the first expansion of Yale’s collegiate system since the 1960s.
- Ole Miss Understands Residential Colleges
(11 February 2008)
Students need cross-sectional residential colleges, not segregated theme halls.
- New Colleges for the National University of Singapore
(31 January 2008)
Six new residential colleges will extend the reach of the collegiate way in Asia.
- The Collegiate Way Comes to Birmingham
(20 January 2008)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham could be a model for other public campuses.
- A Review of the Residential College Movement in 2007
(30 December 2007)
It’s been a good year for friends of the collegiate way of living around the world.
- Clegg Recommends House Systems for All Schools
(9 November 2007)
The collegiate way, at the school level, is part of a major British education proposal.
- Baylor University Plans its Second Residential College
(6 November 2007)
An existing living-learning program will become Baylor’s next collegiate society.
- Lehigh University Explores the Collegiate Way
(6 November 2007)
The Morning Call reports on the establishment of South Mountain College.
- CUHK to Establish Lee Woo Sing College
(23 October 2007)
In 18 months, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been able to obtain donations to establish five new residential colleges.
- Residential Colleges Featured in Ole Miss Fundraising
(21 October 2007)
Mississippi’s planned residential college system is part of its capital campaign.
- Talking About Residential Colleges at SMU
(25 September 2007)
Southern Methodist University takes a look down the collegiate way.
- Fairfield University Considers Residential Colleges
(20 September 2007)
A noted Jesuit university in Connecticut contemplates the collegiate way.
- Whitman College Opens at Princeton University
(13 September 2007)
First announced in 2002, Princeton’s new college welcomes its first members.
- Duncan College to be Rice’s 11th Residential College
(21 August 2007)
The second new college in as many years will be founded at Rice University.
- A New Graduate College for the University of Otago
(15 August 2007)
Abbey College on the Dunedin campus will be the university’s first graduate college.
- A Collegiate House System for an Oklahoma School
(11 August 2007)
More on the secondary-school counterpart of the residential college movement.
- Faculty-in-Residence at McKendree University
(29 July 2007)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on a good first step toward a collegiate system.
- The New York Times on Residential Colleges
(29 July 2007)
In the Education Life section, Bruce Weber reports on ‘The Residential Collage.’
- Residential Colleges to Transform Ole Miss Experience
(27 July 2007)
‘We made a decision not to do “thematic housing” because engineering students (for example) are with other engineers all day long in the classroom. They wouldn’t get the richness of meeting other people from a wide variety of disciplines.’
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong and its Colleges
(15 July 2007)
The new colleges at CUHK are an integral part of the university’s expansion plans.
- New Colleges at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
(2 June 2007)
C.W. Chu College and Wu Yee Sun College will be home to 900 students in all.
- Ole Miss and the Collegiate Zeitgeist
(7 April 2007)
Residence life on American campuses has ‘come full circle.’
- Residential Colleges at Fudan University?
(1 April 2007)
A collegiate system is reportedly in the works for the Shanghai university.
- Daily Journal Praises University of Mississippi Colleges
(21 March 2007)
Northeast Mississippi newspaper endorses residential college plans at Ole Miss.
- Collegiate Progress at the University of Mississippi
(19 March 2007)
Three residential colleges are being planned for the Oxford campus.
- Students Nudging Virginia Back to the Collegiate Way
(16 March 2007)
When it comes to the collegiate way of living, sometimes the students take the lead.
- The Associated Press Reports on the Collegiate Way
(5 March 2007)
Residential colleges and faculty in residence draw national media attention again.
- Willamette University Puts Faculty in Residence
(28 February 2007)
Kaneko Commons will include many of the elements of a residential college.
- House Systems in Secondary Schools
(7 February 2007)
The Goleta Valley Junior High School in California has created a house system.
- A Window Onto Whitman College
(31 January 2007)
Princeton University offers a photographic tour of its newest residential college.
- A Freshman Yard for Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges
(8 January 2007)
Vanderbilt to open freshman Commons as the basis of its collegiate system.
- A Residential College for the University of Monterrey
(4 December 2006)
A second university in Mexico starts a collegiate system.
- Snapshot of a Collegiate Conversion
(16 November 2006)
Princeton University establishes a new residential college website.
- Student Commentary on Yale’s Collegiate Expansion
(11 October 2006)
Well-reasoned proposals from students are always worth listening to.
- More Good Reports from Lincoln Hall at WVU
(2 October 2006)
West Virginia University’s first residential college keeps making news.
- Princeton’s Tilghman on Residential Colleges
(26 September 2006)
A four-year collegiate system is the university’s most important development.
- Yale Considers Two More Residential Colleges
(25 September 2006)
Proposals to expand the undergraduate population are discussed.
- Henry to be First Master of Brooks College at Baylor
(25 August 2006)
Baylor University’s first residential college will open next fall.
- Lincoln Hall Opens at West Virginia University
(16 August 2006)
WVU’s Morgantown campus is home to a new residential college.
- Vanderbilt Residential College System Moves Forward
(11 August 2006)
The Nashville Business Journal reports on collegiate developments in Tennessee.
- What is a Residential College?
(31 July 2006)
Josephine Butler College at Durham gives us a good description.
- McMurtry College to be Rice’s 10th Residential College
(16 June 2006)
An alumnus who helped plan Rice’s collegiate system will endow its next college.
- West Virginia University Follows the Collegiate Way
(4 June 2006)
Lincoln Hall will be the first residential college on WVU’s Morgantown campus.
- Collegiate Signs and Symbols at Baylor
(27 April 2006)
A coat of arms is the most traditional, and the most flexible, of all college symbols.
- Mississippi Announces Residential College Plans
(17 April 2006)
The first colleges will be created in the next two years, says The Daily Mississippian.
- Colorado Regents Approve Collegiate Plan
(12 April 2006)
The Daily Camera reports on CU’s first step toward a residential college system.
- Southern California to Expand its Collegiate System
(30 March 2006)
‘I’ve witnessed the dramatic increase in intellectual vitality when a faculty member is in charge of the programming for [a] residential college.’
- Rice University Plans for a New Residential College
(3 March 2006)
‘There are real benefits to having this tight-knit community, from academic support to social support, and we want to make sure that’s not lost.’
- A Residential College for the University of Vermont
(25 February 2006)
The honors program at Burlington establishes a pattern for others to follow.
- “See! This our fathers did for us”
(17 February 2006)
Princeton has a lot of money, and in Whitman College they’re spending it well. But as John Ruskin reminds us, it isn’t money that makes a building great.
- Baylor University to Establish Brooks College
(4 February 2006)
The Texas university will create its first residential college, replacing Brooks Hall.
- Residential College Discussions at Colorado
(26 January 2006)
The University of Colorado at Boulder continues to study the residential college idea.
- Visiting the Simmons Hall Residential College at MIT
(25 January 2006)
It may look bizarre, but there’s no doubt that it’s a residential college.
- Josephine Butler College Named at Durham University
(3 January 2006)
Durham’s sixteenth college honors a Victorian pioneer of women’s education.
- At Minnesota, Average Students Get Short Shrift
(17 December 2005)
A residential college is proposed, but only for the top of the class.
- Garrison Keillor Understands Residential Colleges
(26 November 2005)
Does an entertainer understand the collegiate idea than a university president?
- Residential College Plans Advance at Ole Miss
(10 November 2005)
The University of Mississippi may be the next American Oxford.
- University of Colorado Considers Residential Colleges
(27 September 2005)
A partial collegiate system is proposed for the Boulder campus.
- Harvey Rosen to be First Master of Whitman College
(22 September 2005)
An economics professor will head Princeton University’s next residential college.
- Cornell University Starts Along the Collegiate Way
(24 August 2005)
An important turnaround is underway on the Ithaca campus.
- Update on Vanderbilt University’s Residential Colleges
(8 June 2005)
Vanderbilt continues its progress toward the creation of a complete collegiate system.
- Four-year Colleges for Princeton University
(26 May 2005)
Princeton’s two-year college system is expanding to include all four classes.
- Tulane University Establishes Residential Colleges
(7 April 2005)
A first residential college will open this fall on Tulane’s New Orleans campus.
- University of Durham Breaks Ground for 16th College
(15 October 2004)
Britain’s third great collegiate university is establishing another college.
- Residential College Advocacy By and For Alumni
(11 August 2004)
Essays from Charles Seymour (Yale) and Derek Woodard-Lehman (Messiah College).
- Update on Princeton’s Four-Year Collegiate Conversion
(17 May 2004)
Woodrow Wilson’s plans bear fruit, a century after they were first proposed.
- A Collection of Published Residential College Histories
(16 May 2004)
A library of local histories with an international collegiate appeal.
- Georgetown Students Study Residential Colleges
(20 April 2004)
Undergraduates help to spread the collegiate way in Washington, D.C.
- Residential Colleges for Oxford (Mississippi)
(10 April 2004)
The University of Mississippi considers the creation of a residential college system.
- College III Opens at International University Bremen
(9 March 2004)
Continental Europe’s first collegiate university opens its third college.
- The Daily Mississippian on Collegiate Plans for Oxford
(4 March 2004)
‘Provost Carolyn Staton’s dream is to see a residential college established at Ole Miss.’
- Yale University May Add Four Residential Colleges
(27 February 2004)
Long-range plans contemplate an expansion of the collegiate system.
- University of Durham to Build 16th Residential College
(5 February 2004)
Architects are chosen for the next residential college to be built in Durham city.
- Acadia University Establishes a College System
(24 January 2004)
A Nova Scotia university ‘will have residential colleges that are modelled after some of the finest universities in Great Britain and the United States.’
- University of Vermont Considers Residential Colleges
(29 October 2003)
UVM’s Daniel Fogel discusses a residential college system for the Burlington campus.
- Baylor University Places Faculty in Residence
(23 October 2003)
A good first step is made toward the creation of genuine residential colleges.
- UC–Santa Cruz Opens New Residential Colleges
(15 October 2003)
The first public collegiate university in the United States is now bigger by two.
- Notes: Messiah College, Whitman College, and Links
(16 September 2003)
Web links to the Collegiate Way, along with news from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Mercator College at International University Bremen
(5 September 2003)
Continental Europe’s first collegiate university opens a new residential college.
- Tufts University Proposes a Residential College System
(19 April 2003)
Professor Jean Mayer must be smiling today.
- The Washington Post Features Residential Colleges
(25 February 2003)
Eliot Applestein tells us about ‘a neighborhood in a dorm.’
- The Daily Iowan on Residential Colleges
(24 January 2003)
Alex Johnson writes about ‘creating a community that gives something back.’
- The Boston Globe Reports on Residential Colleges
(30 September 2002)
Jenna Russell interviews residential faculty at Wheaton College and Assumption College.
- Middlebury Opens First of Five Residential Colleges
(16 September 2002)
The Ross Commons residential college is completed on the Vermont campus.
- Residential Colleges Proposed for Rutgers University
(5 August 2002)
Professor William Dowling urges reform at Rutgers in a brilliant polemic.
- Messiah College Alumni Propose a House System
(15 July 2002)
Graduates of a Pennsylvania liberal arts college recommend the collegiate way.
- Historic Lessons: Creating a Residential College System
(14 June 2002)
Samuel Eliot Morison on Lowell, Harkness, and the origin of the Harvard house system.
- National University of Singapore Plans a New College
(1 June 2002)
The collegiate way of living makes advances in Asia.
- MIT Architecture Essay Proposes Residential Colleges
(24 February 2002)
Architect and MIT alumnus Jay Weber commends the collegiate way to his alma mater.
- Whitman to be Princeton’s Sixth Residential College
(11 February 2002)
Alumnus Meg Whitman will endow Princeton University’s newest collegiate society.
- Sorkin on Colleges for the University of Chicago
(5 February 2002)
Architect Michael Sorkin proposes a collegiate system for the University of Chicago.
- Vanderbilt Opens Residential College Planning Website
(31 January 2002)
This is a fine way to let locals and visitors alike keep track of collegiate developments.
- Willamette University to Create a Collegiate System
(22 January 2002)
Plans take shape for a residential college system in Salem, Oregon.
- “How to Build a Residential College” Appears in Print
(4 January 2002)
A brief introduction is now available in SCUP’s Planning for Higher Education.
- “Residential Colleges Hold Key to Intellectual Life”
(11 December 2001)
Reynolds Price offers a strong endorsement of the residential college idea.
- Vanderbilt University Plans a College System
(13 November 2001)
A private university in Tennessee starts down the collegiate way.
- University of Durham Establishes Two New Colleges
(9 November 2001)
John Snow College and George Stephenson College are born at Stockton-on-Tees.
- Krupp College at International University Bremen
(8 October 2001)
A new residential college for a new collegiate university in Continental Europe.
- A New Residential College at the University of Georgia
(6 July 2001)
Franklin College will be the first residential college at UGA.
- Middlebury Establishes Collegiate “Commons” System
(11 June 2001)
A Vermont liberal arts college follows the collegiate way.
- New Residential Colleges in Continental Europe
(10 March 2001)
Collegiate news from the International University Bremen and the University of Utrecht.
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