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Higher Education News from the Collegiate Way

These news items about residential colleges, collegiate houses, and the renewal of university life are posted for readers of the Collegiate Way website. For more about residential colleges and collegiate universities please visit the main Collegiate Way page.

Notes: Messiah College, Whitman College, and Links

— My friend Scott Miller, who has done much good work to promote the collegiate model among the alumni of Messiah College through his website, recently called my attention to the annual college mindset list for the class of 2007. Put together by faculty members at Beloit College in Wisconsin, the mindset list is a snapshot of the world of entering university freshmen today. It’s enlightening and entertaining, but don’t read it unless you want to feel old before your time.

Construction of Whitman College, the next residential college at Princeton University, will begin this coming December. With the construction of Whitman College, Princeton will begin its long-anticipated conversion from a two-year college system to a four-year college system.

The Collegiate Way website is linked from many other higher education websites around the world, including architectural planning pages, pages of advice to college applicants, and information pages of universities developing or exploring collegiate systems, and it is even being used as a resource in quite a few university courses on higher education. If you’d like to make a simple contribution to the growth of the residential college movement, please consider making a link from your own website to the Collegiate Way (, using HTML markup similar to this:

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Ideas spread around the world one web-link at a time. You can help the residential college idea spread by adding a Collegiate Way link today, and by accepting my sincere thanks for doing do.

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