Great Experiences

Politicking in LA

Lauren Sanford ’15 dove deep into the politics of Los Angeles County this summer.

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Perspectives

"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


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

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.

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.

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