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Percentage of graduates on Facebook who are fans of their college:

Bowdoin 44%
Williams 39%
Trinity 38%
Amherst: 37%
Carleton 35%
Davidson 33%
Bates: 32%
Middlebury 27%
Hamilton 27%
Oberlin 25%
Haverford 24%
Wellesley 24%
Wesleyan 23%
Vassar 21%
Swarthmore 20%
Colby 17%

Chronicle: Class Based Affirmative Action?

A new study from Public Agenda has found that the main reason students drop out of college is that they have to work. That raises the question: Has the time come for an affirmative-action policy based on socioeconomic status?

Meiklejohn Named Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Scott Meiklejohn has been named Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, effective immediately. The appointment of Meiklejohn, who has served as interim dean since July 2008, follows a comprehensive national search.

“He is the unanimous choice of our search committee to assume this vital position, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result,” said President Barry Mills. “As interim dean — and with the assistance of a talented and dedicated staff — Scott has led an admissions and financial aid program at Bowdoin that has seen remarkable and sustained success over recent years,” Mills said.