Great Experiences

Building Mideast Bridges

For most people, Ultimate Frisbee is a social and recreational outlet. For one Lawrence University student, it's been a life-changing experience.

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"Is the value of the humanities to be found in the kind of work it does? or in the instrumental uses to which it may be put? or in the contribution it makes to individual or general happiness? or in its political consequences? or does that value reside, primarily, in the objects of study or the activity of studying them?"

Read The Value of the Humanities by Serena Golden, available online at the Inside Higher Education website.

Campus Spotlight

Alma College

At Alma College, we are at our best working with students who don’t have all the answers but love to ask the questions. A residential college located in the middle of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Alma College offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. We don’t prescribe a formula for your success. Our job includes showing you the options, helping you chart your path, and assisting you to open the right doors. Your Alma experience will include opportunities to put the ideas and theories that you discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, academic travel or service to others. And you will make life-long friendships and amazing memories!

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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 report a substantially higher sense of community among students than 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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