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Residential Colleges & the Renewal of Campus Life
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¶ This topical subset contains essays and commentary on liberal education, on the cultivation of individuality in higher education, and on the importance of house systems and residential college systems in repairing the damage done by the centralization and industrialization of higher education over the last hundred years. (Return to the complete news index.)
(4 June 2009)
The arc of the moral universe is long, but we can bend it toward justice.
- From Charter Schools to Charter Colleges?
(7 April 2009)
Can the residential college movement learn anything from the charter school movement?
- The Twilight of the Germanic University
(13 January 2009)
Curricular reform is always welcome, but that’s not what higher education needs most.
- The Residential College Movement in Review
(31 December 2008)
In 2008 the collegiate way of living made encouraging advances around the world.
- House Systems as Mutual Aid Societies
(10 October 2008)
What can house systems offer to students in community colleges?
- University-as-Factory: Taylorism and Fordism Redux
(17 May 2008)
Is ‘the basement of the ivory tower’ an alma mater or an assembly line?
- The Global War on Taylorism
(29 April 2008)
Education is not an industrial process.
- The Regimental College
(22 March 2008)
‘Win your world.’
- A Middle East Ivy League?
(11 February 2008)
If American higher education is to be exported, let’s export the best it has to offer.
- Annals of Vulgarity
(9 November 2007)
Profiles in philanthropy: Donald Bren vs. Edward Harkness.
- The New York Times on Residential Colleges
(29 July 2007)
In the Education Life section, Bruce Weber reports on ‘The Residential Collage.’
- Ole Miss and the Collegiate Zeitgeist
(7 April 2007)
Residence life on American campuses has ‘come full circle.’
- “What drives us closer to our Vision gets prioritized”
(20 March 2007)
Marketing slogans and vacuous vision statements come and go, but mottos endure.
- McDonalds Does Not Have a Gong
(25 October 2006)
But at least one residential college dining hall does.
- Secrets, Buried Treasure, and Collegiate Identity
(22 March 2006)
‘There is a need in people to live with a secret place in their homes.’
- US Schools Move to Break Up Central Administrations
(16 March 2006)
The second important story in as many weeks on educational decentralization.
- Even Vietnam is Decentralizing Higher Education
(10 March 2006)
And if Vietnam is decentralizing, isn’t it time the United States did the same?
- Reach, Grasp (and Grasp), or What’s a University For?
(9 January 2006)
Is the University of South Carolina a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce?
- The Anti-College?
(9 January 2004)
‘Twice per week my son joins a group of students in a barren classroom setting. The professor has never appeared in real life, but instead delivers lectures via videotape.’
- The Gates Foundation Supports Decentralized Schools
(19 September 2003)
The residential college movement is one with the worldwide educational Zeitgeist.
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