Campus News Archive

On Campus links provide a continually updated look at what’s happening at the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, from new areas of research and scholarship to developments in campus life, scheduled speakers and events, and recent achievements by students and faculty.

Residential liberal arts colleges in this country continue a long, distinguished, and proud tradition of intellectual curiosity, notable innovation, and significant achievement, typically at smaller schools in unspoiled environments where students and faculty enjoy easy access to one another in the classroom, on campus, and in the community, to the benefit of all.


Mentoring Program Helps Underrepresented Students Connect with Campus

“One of the things I found out was they needed mentors on campus,” recalls Donte Jones ’15. Along with two faculty members, Carolyn O’Grady and Sujay Rao, Jones launched the Mentoring for Student Success program, in which first-year minority students were paired with faculty and staff who served as mentors throughout that entire first year.

Originally posted: April 10, 2013

In Defense of 138

It seemed that no sooner had Grinnell College men’s basketball player Jack Taylor swished his final free throw, giving him an NCAA record-breaking 138 points in a Nov. 20 game against Faith Baptist Bible College, than the critics began their barrage against the undersized guard.

Originally posted: April 8, 2013

Denison students to help women in Ethiopia with Davis Projects for Peace grant

Two Denison University students have just been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant to work with women who have developed a medical condition called fistula. Abdi Ali, a senior from Boston, and Shiyu “Amy” Huang from Chongqing, China, will use the $10,000 award to work with these women in rural Ethiopia this summer.

Originally posted: April 5, 2013

Energy Contest Encourages Students to Go “Unplugged”

Franklin & Marshall’s “Building Dashboard” allows students to compare energy-consumption rates among residence halls. The dashboard provides an instant comparison among buildings, and between live and historical data.

Originally posted: April 5, 2013

Katie Kraska ’13 Will Study Wildlife Conservation in Indonesia as Fulbright Scholar

DePauw University senior Katlin “Katie” V. Kraska is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship and will use the award to conduct research and study in Indonesia during the 2013-14 academic year. A double major in biology and art history, Kraska will work in Ujung Kulon National Park, which she describes as “the last […]

Originally posted: April 5, 2013

The Big Idea: $50,000 Prize Shared by Three Student Teams

Three Colorado College student teams will share a $50,000 prize in the college’s entrepreneurship competition, The Big Idea. CC announced the winners April 4 during a combination pitch session and award ceremony in the Richard F. Celeste Theatre at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.

Originally posted: April 4, 2013

Bryn Mawr and Haverford to Offer Enhanced Career and Professional Development Services

This fall, students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford will enjoy an even greater level of career and professional development services as each school launches independent centers that will continue to leverage the strengths of the Bi-Co model while offering support tailored to meet needs specific to students of each campus.

Originally posted: April 4, 2013

Students’ Test of Water Quality Taps into Excellent Results

Did you know that tap water at Hampshire College, which comes from the Amherst municipal water supply, is held to stricter standards than bottled water? Students enrolled in an environmental course taught by chemistry professor Dula Amarasiriwardena during fall semester conducted tests that showed tap water exceeds all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

Originally posted: April 3, 2013

Carleton College Recognized in Second Nature’s “Celebrating Sustainability” Series

Carleton College will be recognized twice this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research, and community engagement.

Originally posted: April 2, 2013

Garbology Selected as Common Reading for Fall 2013

Author Edward Humes 75F asks: “What is America’s largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy — the biggest thing we make?” The answer (trash) should be clear from the title of his most recent book, “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.”

Originally posted: April 1, 2013

Food and Community: Jake Hawkesworth’s Night Truck

In the three years since Jake Hawkesworth first opened his food truck, Hampshire students have flocked to it. The reason isn’t just that Hawkesworth and other members of the Night Truck crew make great sandwiches – there’s a definite social aspect that has turned the truck into something of a Hampshire phenomenon.

Originally posted: March 25, 2013

Mohammad Usman ’13 Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Mohammad Usman, a member of DePauw University’s Class of 2013 who completed his graduation requirements in December 2012, is the recipient of a 2013 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Established through a $210 million donation in 2001 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship allows outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom […]

Originally posted: March 22, 2013

Sean M. Decatur Named Kenyon’s 19th President

Sean M. Decatur, an emerging national leader in higher education, has been selected as the 19th president of Kenyon College. The Kenyon College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Sunday, March 17, to approve the hiring of Decatur after a national search.

Originally posted: March 18, 2013

Video: Team IMPACT Recruit Makes a Difference for Bowdoin Men’s B-Ball Team

The men’s basketball team is one of many teams at Bowdoin that has worked with the nonprofit Team IMPACT to recruit a young player with life-threatening illnesses. The basketball team’s newest member, Caleb Merrill, a basketball fan, helps motivate the team and gives them inspiration.

Originally posted: March 18, 2013

NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Profiles President Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s Emmy-nominated NOVA web series, The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.

Originally posted: March 14, 2013