• Education

Colleges in the South

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768926955
Category: Education
Page: 386
View: 7652
Provides information on curriculum, costs, application requirements, and facilities in eleven southern states

    • Reference

Peterson's Colleges in the South 2008

Author: Peterson's (Firm : 2006- )
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768924197
Category: Reference
Page: 391
View: 6951
Provides information on curriculum, costs, application requirements, and facilities in eleven southern states

    • Study Aids

Regional Guide

Colleges in the South 2004
Author: Peterson's Guides Staff,Petersons
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768911374
Category: Study Aids
Page: 400
View: 1063
DESCRIPTION: Most college students never stray too far from home; in fact, more than 80% attend college within 300 miles of their hometown. So it makes perfect sense to stock these 6 regional guides. Each volume allows students to research and compare 2- and 4-year schools, and plan campus visits within that region. College profiles highlight admission criteria, costs, unique academic programs, and enrollment statistics as well as college contacts and financial aid information. Included in this book: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, NorthCarolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. BENEFITS: Sponsored by various regional colleges and universities


Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122304
Page: 340
View: 9254
Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

    • Education

The American College in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Roger L. Geiger
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826513649
Category: Education
Page: 363
View: 7915
At the end of the eighteenth century, just eighteen colleges existed in the United States, with an average enrollment of fewer than seventy. One hundred years later, over 450 American colleges and universities boasted enrollments up more than one hundredfold. The role of educational institutions in the life of the nation had been utterly transformed. As the bridge between the two eras, the nineteenth-century college has been among the most controversial subjects in the history of American higher education. While earlier historians portrayed the "old-time" college as an impediment to modernization, later scholars affirmed the broad role of the colleges in the education of the American people. The American College in the Nineteenth Century combines the best recent scholarship with an interpretive introduction to provide a fresh view of the development of American colleges. The contributors consider these institutions within four new contexts: first, the dramatic transformation in the college students' experience from oppressive discipline to relative freedom; second, the regional variations among the developing American colleges (for example, a South dominated by state colleges, a Midwest by denominational schools); third, the revolution in the century's third quarter as colleges became multipurpose institutions; and fourth, universities that became dominant by the end of the century, incorporating rather than displacing the colleges. Innovative in its examination of the nature and function of these uniquely American institutions, The American College in the Nineteenth Century is a vital addition to the scholarship of the period. Contributors: David B. Potts, Leon Jackson, Julie Ann Bubolz, Michael Sugrue, James Findlay, Margaret A. Nash, Peter Dobkin Hall, James Turner, Paul Bernard, and Willard J. Pugh.

    • Education

Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140296167
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 2097
Offers profiles of forty colleges which focus on individual needs and high academic standards; provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality; and discusses homeschooling and learning disabilities.

    • Study Aids

Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning: The Hidden Ivies

Thirty Colleges of Excellence
Author: Howard Greene,Matthew W. Greene
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 9780060953621
Category: Study Aids
Page: 336
View: 5490
The Hidden Ivies focuses on liberal arts colleges and universities that are comparable quality to the Ivies. Based on surveys and interviews with students as well as college presidents, deans of faculty, and other administrators, The Hidden Ivies presents an insider perspective of thirty leading institutions of exceptional merit. Thee colleges and universities provide an outstanding educational experience for the gifted college-bound student and provide the foundations for life after graduation.

    • Education

Halls of Honor

College Men in the Old South
Author: Robert F. Pace
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807129821
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 3337
A powerful confluence of youthful energies and entrenched codes of honor enlivens Robert F. Pace's look at the world of male student college life in the antebellum South, Through extensive research into records, letters, and diaries of students and faculty from more than twenty institutions, Pace creates a vivid portrait of adolescent rebelliousness struggling with the ethic to cultivate a public face of industry, respect, and honesty. These future leaders confronted authority figures, made friends, studied, courted, frolicked, drank, gambled, cheated, and dueled - all within the established traditions of their southern culture. The sons of southern gentry expanded the usual view of higher education as a bridge between childhood and adulthood, innovatively creating their own world of honor that prepared them for living in the larger southern society. Pace skillfully weaves together stories of student antics, trials, and triumphs within the broader male ethos of the Old South. By the end of the Civil War, however, the code of honor had waned, changing the culture of southern colleges and universities forever. Halls of Honor represents a significant update of E. Merton Coulter's 1928

    • History

Desegregating Private Higher Education in the South

Duke, Emory, Rice, Tulane, and Vanderbilt
Author: Melissa Kean
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807133583
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 5786
After World War II, elite private universities in the South faced growing calls for desegregation. Though, unlike their peer public institutions, no federal court ordered these schools to admit black students and no troops arrived to protect access to the schools, to suggest that desegregation at these universities took place voluntarily would be misleading In Desegregating Private Higher Education in the South,Melissa Kean explores how leaders at five of the region's most prestigious private universities -- Duke, Emory, Rice, Tulane, and Vanderbilt -- sought to strengthen their national position and reputation while simultaneously answering the increasing pressure to end segregation. To join the upper echelon of U. S. universities, these schools required increased federal and northern philanthropic funding. Clearly, to receive this funding, schools had to eliminate segregation, and so a rift appeared within the leadership of the schools. University presidents generally favored making careful accommodations in their racial policies for the sake of academic improvement, but universities' boards of trustees -- the presidents' main opponents -- served as the final decision-makers on university policy. Board members--usually comprised of professional, white, male alumni--reacted strongly to threats against southern white authority and resisted determinedly any outside attempts to impose desegregation. The grassroots civil rights movement created a national crisis of conscience that led many individuals and institutions vital to the universities' survival to insist on desegregation. The schools felt enormous pressure to end discrimination as northern foundations withheld funding, accrediting bodies and professional academic associations denied membership, divinity students and professors chose to study and teach elsewhere, and alumni withheld contributions. The Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 gave the desegregation debate a sense of urgency and also inflamed tensions -- which continued to mount into the early 1960s. These tensions and the boards' resistance to change created an atmosphere of crisis that badly eroded their cherished role as southern leaders. When faced with the choice between institutional viability and segregation, Kean explains, they gracelessly relented, refusing to the end to admit they had been pressured by outside forces. Shedding new light on a rare, unexamined facet of the civil rights movement, Desegregating Private Higher Education in the South fills a gap in the history of the academy.

    • Education

Women's Colleges in the United States

History, Issues And, Challenges
Author: Irene Harwarth,Elizabeth DeBra,Mindi Maline
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788143247
Category: Education
Page: 122
View: 1535
Women's colleges have had a long and prestigious role in the education of American women. This volume offers insights into the continuing significant role of women's colleges in higher education. It provides a brief history of women's colleges in the U.S. in the context of social and legislative issues that have affected the country, examines how women's colleges have managed to survive in an era of coeducational institutions and equal opportunities in education, and identifies the unique features of women's colleges that make them attractive to young women. Charts and tables. Extensive bibliography.

    • Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion in the South

Author: Samuel S. Hill,Charles H. Lippy,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865547582
Category: Religion
Page: 854
View: 3383
The publication of the Encyclopedia of Religion in the South in 1984 signaled the rise in the scholarly interest in the study of Religion in the South. Religion has always been part of the cultural heritage of that region, but scholarly investigation had been sporadic. Since the original publication of the ERS, however, the South has changed significantly in that Christianity is no longer the primary religion observed. Other religions like Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have begun to have very important voices in Southern life. This one-volume reference, the only one of its kind, takes this expansion into consideration by updating older relevant articles and by adding new ones. After more than 20 years, the only reference book in the field of the Religion in the South has been totally revised and updated. Each article has been updated and bibliography has been expanded. The ERS has also been expanded to include more than sixty new articles on Religion in the South. New articles have been added on such topics as Elvis Presley, Appalachian Music, Buddhism, Bill Clinton, Jerry Falwell, Fannie Lou Hamer, Zora Neale Hurston, Stonewall Jackson, Popular Religion, Pat Robertson, the PTL, Sports and Religion in the South, theme parks, and much more. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the South, religion, or cultural history.

    • Education

Randolph Macon College in the Early Years

Making Preachers, Teachers and Confederate Officers, 1830-1868
Author: John Caknipe, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786479469
Category: Education
Page: 331
View: 3922
This book summarizes the history of the first Randolph Macon College, and how it intertwined with the Boydton, Virginia, community. While in Boydton, almost 300 students applied for and took a degree. This book tracks the lives of these graduates, many from before college, after graduation, throughout their participation in the Confederate government or military, after the War, and for many, until death. In pursuing the research, the author came across an additional 100 men who had attended RMC, and their stories are included as well, along with the chaplains for the college chapel, the tutors for the college students and all adjunct and full-time faculty for the 38 year period. The graduates include 52 college presidents and numerous members of congress. Many leaders of society, education and politics began their careers at RMC.

    • Education

Berry College

A History
Author: Ouida Dickey,Doyle Mathis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820330795
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 6441
Illustrated with more than one hundred photographs, a detailed and comprehensive history of Berry College, located in northwest Georgia, reviews its humble beginnings in 1902 as a trade school for rural Appalachian youth to its present-day standing among the Southeast's best liberal arts colleges.

    • Education

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Finding the College That's Right for You
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201886
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 6018
The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.

    • Reference

Students' Guide to Colleges

The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts - the Students who Attend Them
Author: Jordan Goldman,Colleen Buyers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143035589
Category: Reference
Page: 623
View: 3653
A guide to one hundred of America's top schools features descriptions written by attending undergrads from various walks of life, along with vital statistics and requirements for each school and information on the student body, academics, social life, and

    • Social Science

Segregated Soldiers

Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South
Author: Marcus S. Cox
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807151785
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 3228
In Segregated Soldiers, Marcus S. Cox investigates military training programs at historically black colleges and universities, and demonstrates their importance to the struggle for civil rights. Examining African Americans' attitudes toward service in the armed forces, Cox focuses on the ways in which black higher education and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs worked together to advance full citizenship rights for African Americans. Educators at black colleges supported military training as early as the late nineteenth century in hopes of improving the social, economic, and political state of black citizens. Their attitudes reflected the long-held belief of many African Americans who viewed military service as a path to equal rights. Cox begins his narrative in the decades following the Civil War, when the movement to educate blacks became an essential element in the effort to offer equality to all African Americans. ROTC training emerged as a fundamental component of black higher education, as African American educators encouraged military activities to promote discipline, upright behavior, and patriotism. These virtues, they believed, would hasten African Americans' quest for civil rights and social progress. Using Southern University -- one of the largest African American institutions of higher learning during the post--World War II era -- as a case study, Cox shows how blacks' interest in military training and service continued to rise steadily throughout the 1950s. Even in the 1960s and early 1970s, despite the growing unpopularity of the Vietnam War, the rise of black nationalism, and an expanding economy that offered African Americans enhanced economic opportunities, support for the military persisted among blacks because many believed that service in the armed forces represented the best way to advance themselves in a society in which racial discrimination flourished. Unlike recent scholarship on historically black colleges and universities, Cox's study moves beyond institutional histories to provide a detailed examination of broader social, political, and economic issues, and demonstrates why military training programs remained a vital part of the schools' missions.