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The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job
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10/25/2018 at 2:14:29 PM GMT
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The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job

By Adam Harris —

 “There’s a small burst of air that explodes from every clap. And when hundreds of people are clapping in unison, it begins to feel like a breeze—one that was pulsing through the Phelps Stokes Chapel at Berea College in Kentucky. The students and staff that had gathered here were stomping, clapping, and singing along, as they were led in a rendition of the Civil Rights era anthem, ‘Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around.’

They had packed into the wood-framed building for a convocation address, where the speaker, Diane White-Clayton, would be talking about 'Jesus, the Ultimate Rebel with a Cause.' Berea does not have a sectarian affiliation, but the remnants of its Christian foundation are readily apparent—so much so that, as Alicestyne Turley, a history professor at the college, told me, ‘we have students who come here who think they’re coming to a Christian college,’ à la Liberty University or Notre Dame.

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To continue reading, visit the full article on The Atlantic’s website.

Harris, Adam. “The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job.” The Atlantic. (October 11, 2018). <https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/10/how-berea-college-makes-tuition-free-with-its-endowment/572644/>




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