A Brief Literary History of Hillsdale College

Hillsdale students have been committed to studying great literature since 1844 and to producing it for almost as long, an effort that has led to today’s student publications, including The Tower Light, The Forum, and The Collegian. But how did these publications begin?

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The Day I Met Dante

A lifelong perfectionist, I had struggled all semester with trying to accomplish each and every task in an increasingly difficult workload—until I got some much-needed advice from Dante’s Paradiso.

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Physics, Philosophy, and Sci-Fi

A class that united science with cinema and discussion highlighted Hillsdale’s liberal arts mission for me.

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The Senior Capstone is a Beautiful Gift

When I heard that a one-credit Senior Capstone course had been added to Hillsdale’s Core, I had no idea what a gift it was going to be.

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Founding Fest: Coming Together to Celebrate

For one night Hillsdale’s campus was transformed—with the help of festive lighting, crowds of students and families, and an enormous Christmas tree. This was Founding Fest, celebrating 175 years of life at Hillsdale College.

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Food for Thought: Our Time in The Lyceum

This group’s aim is to provide students the opportunity to continue to wrestle with serious topics outside of the classroom. This semester, my husband, Dr. Collin Barnes, and I had the pleasure of joining The Lyceum at both their Liberal Arts Friday Forum and one of four dinner conversations.

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Summer Class and Vacation: Marine Biology in the Florida Keys

Written by Victoria Nuñez Some subjects lend themselves to hands-on learning outside the classroom. That’s why Dr. Anthony Swinehart teaches a summer class that takes students to the physical place of the content they are studying: the Florida Keys. Why the Keys? Because, as Swinehart says, “It is the only real subtropical environment in the […]

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Gravitational Waves and Great Walls: A Summer Abroad in China

Students in Hillsdale’s physics department take advantage of national programs to get the extra research experience they need–even as far away as Beijing.

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A Community of Study

Studying with friends isn’t something I did in high school, but it has helped strengthen my study habits, helped me build friendships, and familiarized me with beautiful places around campus.

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10 Unexpected Lessons from Hillsdale’s Greek Life

Going Greek is one of the greatest and certainly most unexpected blessings of my college experience thus far. Here are 10 lessons I’ve learned from Hillsdale’s Greek life.

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Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Many students struggle finding the perfect on-campus employment. If you look a little deeper, you could find a hidden gem job like working as a student horticulturist.

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Welcome to AJ’s Café

One of the more iconic places for students to gather, AJ’s Café has a little bit of everything. From good food to study sessions, it’s one of the best spots to see daily Hillsdale community in action.

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