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A bimonthly newsletter about the role of colleges in rural America, including profiles of people and places worth getting to know a little better. Written by Open Campus national reporter Nick Fouriezos, a Georgia native who has written from all 50 states and six continents.

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What’s in a name?

Rural. It’s our favorite national calling card. Beloved by politicians in jean-jacketed commercials. CEOs drumming up common man bona fides. Ice cream ads that melt with nostalgia. But what does it actually mean? And how does it matter?