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Female economics, finance, and business students seeking support in their male-dominant fields share more than pizza.

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"They want people who are creative, who can deal with complexity, who can think for themselves, work with other folks, which is exactly what these schools aim to do and do with remarkable success."

Read How to Sell a Liberal Arts Education by Brian Casey, president of DePauw University, available online at the Wall Street Journal website.

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Bucknell University

Founded in 1846 in Lewisburg, PA, Bucknell University combines the personal experience of a liberal arts college with first-class research facilities, global study opportunities, 27 Division I athletics programs, and 110 fields of study ranging from engineering to neuroscience and archeology to theatre. With an enrollment of 3,600 students, who come from 60 countries, and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we are America’s largest liberal arts institution and are dedicated to student learning and success.

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By the Numbers

Liberal Arts Colleges Stand Out in National Alumni Study

Graduates of the 130 liberal arts colleges that make up the Annapolis Group are more likely to give their college a high effectiveness rating for helping teach leadership than graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.

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Great Outcomes

One Year Out

Emily Izquierdo ’13 had no reason to believe she’d find a job in show business when she moved to Los Angeles shortly after she graduated. Yet she was urged to take the leap of faith by one of her best friends at Vassar College.

Bringing the Lab to the People

Holly Menninger ’00 is on the forefront of a new trend called citizen science, a method of research that crowdsources data from the public.

Enzo Pinga ’11 co-founds urban agriculture company in home country

Enzo Pinga ’11 made the 8,590 mile trek from his native Philippines to Gettysburg College in 2007. Just five years later, Enzo returned to the Philippines to make a difference.

Scripps College Alumnae Supporting Women in the Sciences

Almost 60 percent of all biology degrees are earned by women, but work-life imbalance, a lack of female role models and mentors, and a scarcity of tenure-track positions in the sciences cause these educated women to consider other possibilities. Fortunately, two Scripps College alumnae are working to curb this trend.

Today Is Better Than Tomorrow

Vassar College's Benjamin Busch '91 writes about his return to Iraq in <em>Harper's Magazine</em>

Alumna publishes undergraduate research in Zoology journal

A biology and mathematics double major, Kristen Crandell B.A. ’09 has published her undergraduate research as the cover story in the journal Zoology.

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