Austin College -- a small liberal arts school in Sherman, Texas -- is partnering with graduate programs across the country to offer its graduates opportunities from internships to preferred admission. The "Gateways Initiative" is an effort by the school to boost interest in a liberal arts education. "Families increasingly are looking for a clear understanding of what opportunities the college degree will make possible for their children, and we want to be able to demonstrate, in a variety of ways, the kind of launching pad that we can be," Austin College President Marjorie Hass said.

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