Making Hillsdale an Even Better Place

After graduating from Hillsdale College with a double major in history and French in 2011, Zach Miller didn’t think his job in the Admissions Department would become a long-term career. Now, five years later, he is the senior director of admissions.

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Spotlight on Dr. Theobald and Dr. Rose

Last year, Hillsdale College hired two new French professors, Dr. Anne Theobald and Dr. Sherri Rose. I was able to sit down with both professors and discuss their experience both with the study of French and at Hillsdale.

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Five Reasons You Should Study Spanish

Spanish is not only a beautiful Romance language, but it’s also spoken by a huge portion both of the U.S. and the rest of the world. Here are some of the best reasons to study Español at Hillsdale.

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10 Bits of Wisdom

Over your lifetime I’m sure you’ve heard lots of advice from lots of different people. Though much of it may be unremembered or unheeded, some advice sticks with us all of our lives. Here are some words of wisdom that Hillsdale faculty, staff, students, and alumni cherish.

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From Struggling Writer to English Major

Like the rest of Hillsdale, Matt took his two Great Books core English classes, and like so many Hillsdale students, he struggled to write good papers at first. “Failing to produce a clear reading of a text on Great Books made me really want to see what it was like to know what was going on in a book and be able to express it,” Matt says.

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Nobody Stands Alone

For the volleyball players, academics come first, while volleyball is a close second.

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A Tight-Knit Team Both On and Off the Playing Field

Between being a member of the Hillsdale College women’s volleyball team, volunteering at a local women’s shelter, teaching Sunday school, and pursuing a bio-chem major and biology minor, junior Kyra Rodi doesn’t have a lot of time for Netflix. But when I asked about her experience as a student athlete, a huge smile spread across her face.

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Virtue After Hillsdale

Gregg graduated from Hillsdale in 2015 with a finance degree and almost enough politics credits for a minor. His time at Hillsdale was heavily influenced by the combination of the hard practicality of his finance education and the study of the good, true, and beautiful that the politics department stresses.

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A Tesla Coil and Tea: Life in the Physics Basement

This semester, I joined three of my physics-major friends on a club trip to see the MSU cyclotron, which is a world-class research facility. As an English and French major, the physics lingo was all Greek to me, but Cody Jessup, Josh Ramette, and Michael Tripepi’s enthusiasm for science was contagious, and the trip gave me a deeper respect for, and curiosity about, what they love.

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The Art of Rhetoric and Public Speaking

I interviewed speech majors Katharine Torres, ’17, and Christine Nishinaga, ’16, separately, so it was by pure coincidence that both emphasized how much they love their advanced public speaking course and Dr. Kiledal herself. It was exciting to see how passionate these girls are about their major and how much good the speech department has done for them already.

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A Heart for Helping People

Senior exercise-science major Shannon O’Hearn always had a heart for helping people, and her fascination with anatomy led her to believe that she belongs in the medical field. This belief was confirmed the night she saved a man’s life.

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