Great Experiences

Southwestern University Students Patent Design for Solar Lounge Chair

What started as a class assignment to get students out in the sun has turned into a full-fledged passion for three Southwestern students. Last year, the students won a grant from Southwestern University to build a prototype of their solar chair design.

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"Our best college students are very good at being critical. In fact being smart, for many, means being critical. Having strong critical skills shows that you will not be easily fooled."

Read Young Minds in Critical Condition by Michael S. Roth, president of Wesleyan University, available online at the The New York Times website.

Campus Spotlight

St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College offers a distinctive education grounded in academic rigor, residential learning, global engagement, and a vibrant Lutheran faith tradition. Many excellent colleges provide one, two, or even three elements of the St. Olaf experience. What makes St. Olaf unique is the combination of so many distinguishing features working together at the highest level: an intense academic program that sharpens minds and an emphasis on a global perspective that broadens them; the vitality of a residential community that engages thoughtful people across the full range of human experiences; and a faith tradition that encourages reflection and honors different perspectives.

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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 benefit "very much" from their institution's overall academic reputation in comparison with graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.

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Great Outcomes

Mt. Holyoke alum creates free Braille app for iPhones

People with visual impairments have long used Braille to communicate. But the raised-dot Braille system wouldn’t work on smooth-surface smartphones—until Surabhi Gupta ’11 got involved.

A Passion for Politics and the Environment

Whitlee Dean ’11 works as an environmental analyst at Computer Sciences Corporation in Chantilly, Virginia.

The Liberal Arts Changed My Life

 We know that the liberal arts change lives and there are all sorts of statistics to prove it.  But we want to hear from you!

Why top tech CEOs want liberal arts majors

Liberal arts training allows people to think about technology itself in fundamentally different ways, St. Olaf College alumnus David Rose ’89 tells Fast Company magazine.

Science Publishes Trinity Chemistry Research Results

Trinity University chemists team with University of Houston engineers to unlock the role of water and gold in catalytic oxidation.

Amazing Grace

Drawing on her own experience as a troubled teen, Albright alumna Amber Grace founded a nonprofit organization that helps teens turn their lives around.

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