Education: Dr. Fix-It Goes to Santa Cruz

Trouble in paradise as "the touchy-feely school"sings the blues

Richard Moll, 45, a tweedy graduate of Yale's Divinity School, has become a Dr. Fix-It for colleges that complain of sagging enrollment. As director of admissions for Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., Moll brought a slice of pizazz to the countrified, 186-year-old alma mater of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Moll persuaded Bowdoin to allow applicants to skip the College Board exams, an attention-getting move, and he issued a new college brochure splashed with photos of sunsets, lobster pots and the Maine seacoast....

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