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Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

Hampshire College will build its new R. W. Kern Center according to the most rigorous environmental design standards in the world.

Originally posted: October 24, 2014 »

Student’s research examines radioactivity of the sky

St. Olaf News Student’s research examines radioactivity of the sky October 13, 2014 St. Olaf College student Emily Witt ‘17 spent her summer researching the radioactivity of the sky with other undergraduates at the University of Chicago’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Witt was selected to participate in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences […]

Originally posted: October 24, 2014 »

‘Access to Great Programs No Matter What Major’ Attracts Benjamin ’18 to Holy Cross

NAME Abigail Benjamin ’18 HOMETOWN Concord, N.C. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Political science and studio art double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I knew I would have access to great programs no matter what major I chose, and visiting the campus sealed the deal.” ACTIVITIES Student Art Society, The Crusader, Student Programs for Urban Development […]

Originally posted: October 24, 2014 »

Incoming Student Makes Time’s List of Most Influential Teens of 2014

Directory Mailing Address Middlebury College Middlebury, Vermont 05753 802.443.5000Directions to Middlebury Admissions 802.443.3000admissions@middlebury.edu Public Safety publicsafety@middlebury.edu

Originally posted: October 24, 2014 »

The French Reinvention: How Two Professors Elevated a Major

October 17, 2014 By William Harvey ’18 Professors Jay Caplan and Leah Hewitt Two French professors are preparing to retire after a 30-year run that reinvigorated their department after 40 years of low enrollment. Leah Hewitt will retire after this semester, and Jay Caplan will retire in spring 2016. In the early 1980s the department […]

Originally posted: October 23, 2014 »

Texts That Went Viral…in the 19th Century

Photo caption: Ryan Cordell recently gave a talk at Bowdoin on “Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship” What do LOLcats (cat pictures with funny captions) and 19th-century literature have in common? They both have been impacted by so-called “virality.” Ryan Cordell, an assistant professor of English at Northeastern University, can tell you that the phenomenon of […]

Originally posted: October 23, 2014 »

Luther awarded $100,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant

Luther College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a series of academic offerings that will provide students and faculty with greater opportunities for collaborative research in the humanities and a deeper understanding of the liberal arts curriculum. “Receiving a grant from the Mellon Foundation is a significant […]

Originally posted: October 23, 2014 »

Worcester family produces three college presidents—including Colby’s President Greene

President David A. Greene is one of three college presidents in a family that includes his parents and six siblings. His brother Thomas founded Vermont College of Fine Arts, and their father, Richard, was president of St. Thomas University in Miami and Goddard College in Vermont. Richard Greene said he never pushed his children to […]

Originally posted: October 22, 2014 »

Nationally-ranked women’s soccer team has seven shutouts in historic season

The Connecticut College women’s soccer team is ranked No. 22 in the country and third in New England, outscoring opponents 31-6. The Connecticut College women’s soccer team is off to the best start in its history, and the key has not only been putting the ball in the net — but keeping it out. The […]

Originally posted: October 22, 2014 »

A hands-on approach: Prof. Rimvydas Baltaduonis conducts new econ research

    Economics Prof. Rimvydas Baltaduonis is not only embracing the concept of a global education, he’s taking it to the next level. His research is sending him to all corners of the globe, including England, Australia, China, and Guatemala, and as a result, he’s made substantial progress in specific research areas crucial to the field […]

Originally posted: October 22, 2014 »