Green is the watchword at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., which broke ground for a state-of-the-art "green" academic building, to be completed by fall 2011. Officials plan for the building to be certified by the LEED system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The college was recently included in The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges, developed in partnership with the council.
Finlandia, Hancock, Mich., made agreements with a local high school and a community college to benefit students who enter the university. Westwood High School students can earn four college credits, at no cost, for an "A" in algebra III/trigonometry. Gogebic Community College will encourage students in particular associates' degree programs to continue toward earning a bachelor's degree at Finlandia.
Gettysburg (Pa.) College and Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, both made it into The New York Times in April for their work to connect college students to home-stay externships with alumni, parents or friends. In a poor economy, with internships scarce, externships let students "test-drive" a career.
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