Great Experiences

A Radio Renovation

When Matt Fink took over SJU's radio station KJNB as a first-year student, he did what any new homeowner might do and renovate - and get new consoles and microphones in the process.

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"A group of successful Indian professionals and entrepreneurs have come together to establish an alternative to what they say is an educational paradigm that overly emphasizes technical capabilities while neglecting vital skills like critical thinking, communications and teamwork."

Read A New University Offers Liberal Arts as Higher Education Alternative by Max Bearak, available online at the New York Times website.

Campus Spotlight

University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Wash., drawing students from 48 states and 16 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 major fields. Puget Sound is the only national, independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

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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 substantially more likely to say they graduated in four years or less than graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.

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Great Outcomes

Healthy Attitude

Buffie Longmire-Avital ’02, assistant professor of psychology at Elon University, is researching why young black women in the U.S. are contracting HIV.

Southwestern alum on the path to opening a new school

Juan Juarez '11 is one of the youngest applicants to receive the Miles Family Fellowship, which trains teachers who want to lead public charter schools.

McDaniel alumna named director of Maryland Higher Education Commission

McDaniel alumna Catherine McCullough Shultz '71 has been appointed acting secretary of Maryland's higher education coordinating board.

Google Marks 115th Birthday of Legendary Research Chemist Percy Julian '20

The 4/11 Today's "Google Doodle" -- the cartoon atop the main search page of -- is a sketch of DePauw University's Percy L. Julian '20.

Randolph-Macon Alumna Heads to Oxford

Carlie Pendleton '13 will pursue an M.Phil. in Modern British and European History.

Juan Pedroza '03 Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Pedroza will use the award to spend the next three years studying the intersecting fields of social inequality and immigration.

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