Student Life Archive

Another distinctive feature of a residential liberal arts college experience are the daily, varied opportunities to learn outside the classroom – through service learning projects, alternative spring breaks, clubs that enrich campus and in some cases compete nationally, and a variety of opportunities to explore interests and try out ideas.
Our students are also frequently winners of national and international awards such as the Watson Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships and the Truman Scholarship, among others. Along with campus honors, the strong campus life programs at these residential colleges helps produce graduates who use their experiences throughout their careers and lives.


Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

“The beauty of a liberal arts degree (including engineering at Lafayette) is that the answer to the question ‘what can I do with an X major?’ is ‘honestly, almost anything.’” Hannah Stewart-Gambino says. “Bringing back several alumni allows departments and programs to show a wide range of trajectories in previous graduates. That is the power of the liberal arts.”

Originally posted: May 8, 2013

Akunna Uka ’14 and Mackenzie Welch ’14 Win Truman Scholarships

Two Swarthmore juniors are winners of a Truman Scholarship for 2013, which recognizes strong leadership potential, intellectual ability, and a commitment to careers in government or the not-for-profit sector.

Originally posted: May 7, 2013

Senior Profile : Alex Moyzis ’13

Alex Moyzis ’13 has worked closely with biology professor Irene Tang since she first came to campus. Fitting, then, that her senior thesis is a synthesis of everything they’ve taught one another.

Originally posted: May 7, 2013

Alec Bernstein ’11, Nicole Dieterich ’13, and Chris Kelly ’13 Receive Fulbright Awards

As a Fulbright scholar, Bernstein will travel to the West Bengal region of India to assess the sustainability of water systems; Dieterich will travel to Salzburg, Austria, to study rehabilitation treatments for stroke victims; and Kelly will conduct sea-level research in Durban, South Africa, with Andy Green at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Originally posted: May 7, 2013

Student’s Original Score Wins Kennedy Center Award

Luke Martin ’14 has played guitar since he was 10, but writing a musical score for a theater production was not part of his curriculum vitae until last fall. Now he can add “award-winning composer” to his résumé.

Originally posted: May 6, 2013

Students Present at National Conference

Three Hampden-Sydney students recently traveled to the northern tip of the Midwest to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The meeting, held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, welcomed presenters from all disciplines and institutions across the nation.

Originally posted: May 6, 2013

The Dirigible Plums

If a group of Claremont students runs past you, holding onto broomsticks and throwing balls at one another, don’t worry! They’re just members of the Dirigible Plums, the official Quidditich team of The Claremont Colleges.

Originally posted: May 5, 2013

Five Students Selected for Sorensen Institute

Five Hampden-Sydney students were among the twenty-four Virginia college students recently selected by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership for the College Leaders Program for 2013 which offers an advanced program on public service and leadership for college students.

Originally posted: May 2, 2013

Outside her comfort zone

Abdul-Musawwir heads to Bangladesh with a Fulbright award.

Originally posted: May 2, 2013

My Internship: Curating an Exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

“The advantages that Oglethorpe’s museum provides both students and faculty are endless,” says Chris Wesley ’13. “I know I received an opportunity that I can’t imagine having anywhere else.”

Originally posted: May 2, 2013

Three students win prestigious scholarships

Three Cornell College students have won scholarships that will allow them to study abroad and pursue advanced degrees.

Originally posted: May 1, 2013

Jenny Chen ’13J Wins Projects for Peace Grant

Jenny Chen ’13J is the latest Colby student to win a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis, now 105 years old. This year Chen’s successful grant proposal is “Connecting the Dots: Peace Tour 2012.”

Originally posted: April 30, 2013

Hamilton Women Learn to Avoid the Wage Gap

Over the course of a lifetime, wage differences between men and women for the same work can amount to a loss of up to $1-2 million per woman. Luckily, much of this wage gap can be closed if women negotiate for the salary that they deserve – and a WAGE Project workshop hosted by Hamilton College taught women the ins and outs of salary negotiation, from general facts to pinpointed strategies.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

Video: Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life

This year, 462 participants raised $42,419.60 at Bowdoin’s 2013 Relay for Life, an-all night fundraising event that took place April 19 in Farley Field House.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

2013 Watson Fellowship Winners Aim to “Give Voice to the Voiceless”

Lindsey Stern and Keri Lambert join a rarified group of 83 other Amherst alumni who have received Watson fellowships since the program’s birth in 1968.

Originally posted: April 26, 2013