Great Experiences

Three Southwestern University Music Students Receive National Recognition

“I didn’t realize my potential in the opera world until Dana Zenobi showed me what I could do with my voice,” says Abigail Jackson. “It opened up a whole new world for me.”

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"There will be important debates about power, privilege and difference. Civility, thoughtfulness and empathy are needed to engage in this conversation."

Read College students have a right to ask lots of questions by Peyton R. Helm, president of Muhlenberg College, available online at the McCall's website.

Campus Spotlight

Randolph College

Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, Randolph College is a nationally recognized, private, liberal arts and sciences institution known for its excellent academic program, nationally ranked professors, rich traditions, and close, diverse community. Randolph features an innovative learning community where a classic liberal arts education intersects with practical preparation for a rapidly-changing world. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Randolph offers academic and co-curricular programs designed to challenge students to develop their intellectual and creative talents and pursue educational opportunities in and out of the college community. The College’s motto, Vita abundantior, (“the life more abundant”) expresses its historical emphasis on the importance of a quality liberal arts education to a rich, full life.

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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 their classroom experience involved extensive discussions than graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.

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Great Outcomes

One Year Out

Emily Izquierdo ’13 had no reason to believe she’d find a job in show business when she moved to Los Angeles shortly after she graduated. Yet she was urged to take the leap of faith by one of her best friends at Vassar College.

Bringing the Lab to the People

Holly Menninger ’00 is on the forefront of a new trend called citizen science, a method of research that crowdsources data from the public.

Enzo Pinga ’11 co-founds urban agriculture company in home country

Enzo Pinga ’11 made the 8,590 mile trek from his native Philippines to Gettysburg College in 2007. Just five years later, Enzo returned to the Philippines to make a difference.

Scripps College Alumnae Supporting Women in the Sciences

Almost 60 percent of all biology degrees are earned by women, but work-life imbalance, a lack of female role models and mentors, and a scarcity of tenure-track positions in the sciences cause these educated women to consider other possibilities. Fortunately, two Scripps College alumnae are working to curb this trend.

Today Is Better Than Tomorrow

Vassar College's Benjamin Busch '91 writes about his return to Iraq in <em>Harper's Magazine</em>

Alumna publishes undergraduate research in Zoology journal

A biology and mathematics double major, Kristen Crandell B.A. ’09 has published her undergraduate research as the cover story in the journal Zoology.

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