A Portrait of a Freshman: Elsa Lagerquist

Elsa Lagerquist is a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in Art. She is a member of the Hillsdale College Honors Program, and she participates in Orchestra, Swing Dance Club, and Ballroom Club.

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Learning How to Live

“As a high school senior, I was dead-set against coming to Hillsdale College,” Victoria Fassett confesses. “My mom actually forced me to visit the campus.”

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Dr. Whalen “Absolutely Thrilled” to Be a New Part of Hillsdale College

From the beginning of his teaching career, Dr. Benedict Whalen has “aspired to teach at a small liberal arts school.” His invitation to teach at Hillsdale College allowed him to finally realize this dream.

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A Big Fan of the Liberal Arts

What can be gained by a liberal arts education? Christina believes that this education is foundational to living a good life regardless of vocation. The classes move beyond the GPA and become part of leading a good life.

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Discovering Beer as a Science

Matt Drogowski’s passion for science needs no embellishment. When speaking with him, his interest in his research spills into nearly every aspect of conversation.

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Andrew Reuss Radically Changed by His Liberal Arts Education

Andrew Reuss is a senior from Madison, Indiana, who is double majoring in politics and English.

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Four Years of Laughter and Learning

When asked about her past three years at Hillsdale College, Katie Summa reflects, “Hillsdale made me a whole person.”

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Randi Block Pursues Sciences and Her Other Loves at Hillsdale

A liberal arts college might not always sound like the type of place where a student interested in the sciences should enroll. For freshman Randi Block, though, who wants to become a doctor, Hillsdale has provided incredible opportunities for her to pursue all of her passions.

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WHIPlash: Students Reflect on Interning for U.S. Senators

At the beginning of every semester and summer, a steady stream of Hillsdale students flows into Washington, D.C., to participate in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP).

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Hillsdale’s List of Top Ten Books You’ve Got to Read

Alumnus David Graber, ’14, nominated the College via Facebook to list our picks for the top ten most influential books, so we asked professors from around campus for recommendations. The hardest part of creating this list was narrowing it down to just ten books! Here is Hillsdale’s list of ten most influential books, and why you’ve got to read them.

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Lover of Austen, Brontë, and Teaching

Dr. Eadie teaches a number of English classes at Hillsdale College, including Great Books and Restoration and Romantic British Literature. She specializes in eighteenth-century literature, which she applies by teaching classes centered around Jane Austen and Emily Brontë.

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The Hillsdale College High School Study Abroad Program

Over the summer the last thing any student wants to do is go back to class. It doesn’t matter if they love Literature, History, or Politics; no one wants to fill their only warm, summer days of freedom in a classroom listening to a professor drone on – right? Not if they’re a student in The Hillsdale College High School Study Abroad program!

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