August 12, 2013
A College's Savior Steps Down—Now What?
Amanda Smith for The Chronicle
A Chronicle story on a small college is usually a snapshot in time. We drop in, record the personalities and events around some daunting challenge, then write an article that strives to transfix or inspire readers—or at least convey something useful. And then, aside from an update or two in a blog item, we move on. There are some 4,000 colleges to cover, just in the United States. We almost never go back.
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