Universities: Renaissance in Athens

How do you take a relatively sleepy, minor public university and put it on the map? Various college presidents have found their own way, but one of the most successful answers is now emerging in Ohio.

The state's academic map has long been dominated by such small private colleges as Antioch, Kenyon and Oberlin, rather than by the state's public universities. Except in football, huge Ohio State (37,000 full-time students) has seldom set the pace among its fellow Big Ten schools. Currently, something of the small colleges' quality and style is being achieved...

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