Outdoing the Ivies?

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College-bound and looking for something better than the Ivy League? Try Memphis. Or, more specifically, try Rhodes College. According to the publishers of the book, Colleges That Change Lives, “The 40 life-changing colleges profiled may be little-known in a status industry, but they are outdoing the Ivies and major universities."

The book’s author, Loren Pope, former education editor at The New York Times, wrote in the latest revised and expanded edition: “First-rate, caring scholar-teachers are the hallmark of the colleges in this book,” Pope writes, “but I was especially impressed with the ones I talked with at Rhodes.”

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