From Inside Higher Ed:
At Chicagoland Jewish High School, â€œWhat Iâ€™m seeing is, new names are popping up all the time,â€ says Bruce Scher, the academic dean and director of college counseling.
â€œOutside of the stereotypical or the standard colleges that already have strong Jewish populations, weâ€™re seeing a lot of other schools recognize the value and recognize the contribution that these students are making to a college campus,â€ says Scher, whoâ€™s also co-chair of the National Association for College Admission Counselingâ€™s special interest group for Jewish students. â€œEven schools like Knox [College], you know, in central Illinois, they absolutely are connecting to Jewish students.â€
College counselors and colleges alike â€“ particularly small liberal arts colleges â€“ are reporting explicit efforts to attract more Jewish applicants or build Jewish student life on campus, or both (since the two goals go hand in hand).