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Bryn Mawr Takes Top Spot in Washington Monthly Ranking for Third Straight Year

For the third year in a row, Bryn Mawr has been ranked number one among liberal arts colleges in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society. To compile the list, the Monthly editors gathered reams of publicly available data and settled on three criteria: social mobility, research, […]

Originally posted: September 2, 2014 »

Summer Research Tries to Fight World Hunger

For some, deciding a major is the biggest decision of their college career. But for Austin Drukker ’15, when his advisor told him ‘just do what you love,’ the choice was easy: math. And what started as a few equations has evolved into a double major in economics and math, and a research project to […]

Originally posted: September 2, 2014 »

Summer Internships Offer Students Real-World Experience

August 26, 2014 Kaung Kyi ‘16 (pictured above) is working on watershed restoration and other conservation projects in Alaska. Ashlee Pitts ’15 is assisting with project management and communications at one of the largest banks in the Midwest. And Gavin Crowell ’16 has been reporting and writing stories about Chicago sports for the Chicago Sun-Times. […]

Originally posted: September 2, 2014 »

Washington Monthly Ranks Pomona College Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges Giving Back to the Country

By Cynthia Peters 9:00 am August 25, 2014 Students, Research Pomona College is No. 12 in Washington Monthly’s ranking of top liberal arts colleges, based on research, recruiting and graduating low-income students, and encouraging students to give something back to their country. Released today, the rankings place Pomona No. 7 in the “Bachelor’s to PhD” […]

Originally posted: September 1, 2014 »

Innovative Classroom Experiment ‘CreateLab’ Takes Shape at Holy Cross

Take eight faculty members from various disciplines—economics, sociology, psychology, music and theatre. Add 80 students with more than a dozen different majors. Bring in Cristina Pato, the Galician bagpipe “diva.” Set it in a renovated theatre space turned into a think tank or “incubator.” Born is the Creative Laboratory or “CreateLab,” an innovative pedagogical experiment, […]

Originally posted: September 1, 2014 »

Paul Myrow: Cambrian Rocks in Colorado Show Signs of Catastrophic Earthquakes

Paul Myrow: Cambrian Rocks in Colorado Show Signs of Catastrophic Earthquakes Published on August 25, 2014 Colorado College Geology Professor Paul Myrow has determined there were earthquakes in the central Rocky Mountains on the scale of 7.0, a greater magnitude than the earthquake that rocked Northern California on Aug 24 and similar to the devastating […]

Originally posted: September 1, 2014 »

Water Sustainability at Scripps

by Matt Hutaff Scripps College was looking to conserve natural resources long before Severe Drought warning signs popped up in California. Now those plans (and others) are coming to fruition this summer – and they’ll keep the campus beautiful at a fraction of the cost. The most ambitious effort involves conserving water by simply reducing […]

Originally posted: August 31, 2014 »

Presidential International Scholar prepares for journey

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Originally posted: August 31, 2014 »

Lawrence Anthropologist Part of $1M NSF-Funded Research Project on Responses to Natural Disasters

Lawrence University anthropologist Peter Peregrine will join a team of Yale University researchers on a project designed to better understand how cultures facing regular but unpredictable natural disasters develop resilient strategies. Professor of Anthropology Peter Peregrine Supported by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the four-year project begins this fall. It will […]

Originally posted: August 31, 2014 »

MHC orchestra a national finalist in contest

Competing against some of the finest musical ensembles in the country, the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra—directed by Tian Hui Ng—has won finalist honors in the competition for The American Prize in Orchestral Programming. “The American Prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by […]

Originally posted: August 30, 2014 »