Education: Get-Together

In the high-ceilinged back parlor of the Richmond mansion of Virginia's late Novelist Ellen Glasgow, the deans and presidents of twelve colleges and universities in the area gathered one day last week for a kind of meeting that is all too rare in the world of U.S. higher education. All members of the Richmond Area University Center, they had come not only to exchange ideas but to plan a series of projects together that would have been impossible for any one campus to try alone. In the last ten years, the educators had learned...

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