Universities: Living-Learning Cluster

Vast universities offer great libraries, star teachers and topnotch research facilities — but often at a high cost in impersonality and student loneliness. Tiny colleges offer the warmth and human values of close relationships — but often at a high cost in academic shortcomings. To get the best of both of these worlds is the purpose of a promising pattern of university student-grouping that will be tested or expanded on at least a dozen campuses when classes convene this month.

The simplest and purest execution of the "cluster" concept will be tried...

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