Great Experiences

Global Spirit: Sarah Nieburg

Nieburg travels to Liberia this summer to implement her project, Playing for Peace.

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"Here are the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education -- and why you shouldn't believe them."

Read Debunking The Myths of a Liberal Arts Education by S. Georgia Nugent, available online at the Huffington Post website.

Campus Spotlight

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College has been educating leaders on the coast of Maine since the dawn of the American republic. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a highly selective college of approximately 1,773 students of distinction from across America and around the world. Bowdoin offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 majors, including interdisciplinary programs. A Bowdoin liberal arts education and residential life experience instill principled leadership, lifelong learning, and service to the common good.

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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 benefited from their professor-taught classes 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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