Planning for Higher Education Journal


A Tale of New Colleges
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From Volume 2 Number 1 | February 1973
By James J. Morisseau

Colleges and universities in recent years routinely have involved themselves in urban renewal. Their motive usually is simple: expansion. A few, more enlightened institutions have attempted to employ renewal to stabilize and enhance the surrounding community but, again, the motive was essentially selfish. Now, higher education has the example of two small private institutions--William Woods and Westminister Colleges in Fulton, Missouri--which have committed themselves to an innovative and sensitive plan for renewal that, while it will benefit the colleges, actually is designed to meet community needs. Their story follows.

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