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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

Manhattan College

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic institution of higher learning, which embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds. Established in 1853, the College is founded upon the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, John Baptist de La Salle. The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience characterized by high academic standards, reflection on faith, values and ethics, and lifelong career preparation. This is achieved in two ways: by offering students programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering; and by nurturing a caring, pluralistic campus community.

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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 than graduates of other types of institutions to say the overall quality and breadth of academic preparation played an important role in acceptance to graduate school or in finding a first job, 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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