Tough Times Push More Small Colleges to Join Forces

Courtney Perry for The Chronicle

Steven Poskanzer (left) and David Anderson both lead colleges in Northfield, Minn., a town of about 20,000. Their institutions, Carleton College and St. Olaf College, have embarked on an effort to share resources.
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Maybe it was providence that put two well-respected liberal-arts colleges together in a town of 20,000 people in rural Minnesota. Maybe it was luck.

Either way, it's an opportunity too good to pass up, say Steven G. Poskanzer and David R. Anderson...

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