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Liberal Arts Colleges

I am sure my colleagues at liberal arts colleges would join me in thanking you for an insightful article on the pleasures and occasional pains of doing science in a smaller college (Linda Marsa, The Scientist, Nov. 23, 1992, page 21). But the headline you chose, "Doing Science Off The Beaten Path At Liberal Arts Schools," undercuts the message of the article. "Off the beaten path" suggests that our institutions are all in academic Nowheresville. How about "Science In Liberal Arts Colleges--The

Bruce Partridge
I am sure my colleagues at liberal arts colleges would join me in thanking you for an insightful article on the pleasures and occasional pains of doing science in a smaller college (Linda Marsa, The Scientist, Nov. 23, 1992, page 21). But the headline you chose, "Doing Science Off The Beaten Path At Liberal Arts Schools," undercuts the message of the article. "Off the beaten path" suggests that our institutions are all in academic Nowheresville. How about "Science In Liberal Arts Colleges--The Path Less Traveled By"? That would make all the difference.

BRUCE PARTRIDGE
Provost
Haverford College
Haverford, Pa.


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