Some universities, like Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, are not very selective. However, every university likes to attract top-notch students to fill its classrooms. Samford has implemented a new program for high achieving students, whereby it is offering more rigorous courses for students who are eligible for them upon admission. The idea is to boost the curriculum up a notch for these students who need a challenge.
Admissions offices are the sales and marketing divisions of colleges and universities. Now they are building opulent “welcome centers” to impress prospective students. Caveat emptor!
Sometimes campus tour guides go above and beyond. While on the University of Alabama campus recently, I was treated to a private tour by a
During a recent visit to the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, I caught up with an old friend, Professor Bill Worden. He
As I traveled around the Deep South last week visiting colleges, I was happy to feel some of my old stereotypes melt away. To be