Great Experiences

A Mind Stretched

"We, as a class, sat down and had some tough conversations. We identified issues that plague our society; we connected them to see how they play into each other and where we fit in. I couldn’t help but think how this is what the liberal arts are all about."

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"Even for the greatest of the public universities, philanthropic income is a fraction of that enjoyed by the top liberal arts colleges and the private research elite."

Read Public funds are hard to replace, even in the US by Barry Glassner and Morton Schapiro, available online at the Times Higher Education website.

Campus Spotlight

Augustana College

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 149 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world’s most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

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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 live on campus for most of their college years than graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.

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Great Outcomes

East L.A. to the White House

One Year Out: Brian Lu ’13

Lu’s goal after graduating with a biochemistry degree at Vassar College was to enter the PhD program in biology at the Mayo School of Graduate Education at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. That’s exactly what he’s doing.

Lewis & Clark alumni start-up featured on CNN

CNN’s African Start-Up recently visited the new brick and mortar location of House of Tayo, an accessories brand founded by Matthew Rugamba B.A. ’13.

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.

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