In Tough Times, Some Colleges Decide They Are Big Enough

Jed Conklin for The Chronicle

Beck Taylor, president of Whitworth U., talks with students in the dining hall. He says he and others on the campus want to protect its small-college feel.
May 22, 2011

Last fall, after a few months in the president's seat at Whitworth University, Beck A. Taylor got a visit from a trustee who expressed some nervousness about growth at this Christian institution in Spokane, Wash. Whitworth had grown rapidly over the…

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