Greek Week Unites Greek Community

by Josephine von Dohlen In 1951, Hillsdale’s Interfraternity Council gathered fraternity men for a week of events in which they competed in group activities such as a jug hunt in the Arboretum and a tug-of-war in the swamp. They called the event Greek Week. At the time, the week was for fraternity pledges leading up […]

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Glimmers of Gold in a Gray Gallery: Senior Art Show Highlights Student Creativity

Written by Katarzyna Ignatik From the gray carpet floor and walls pop the golden-peach sunrises, bold lines, and colorful oils. Walk around the room, and you’ll see a variety of project types, from class assignments to more personal endeavors. Stop to admire “Moods in Crimson,” a still life painted twice—once in pinkish tones and once […]

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Professors Share: Poetry Appreciation Month

April is Poetry Appreciation Month, and around Hillsdale’s campus, we take our poetry pretty seriously. We asked a few professors to share their favorite poems and what inspires them to read more poetry. Here’s what they had to say.

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Creating Beautiful Study Spaces

While it may not always be possible to take leisurely time to appreciate the beauty of what we study, it is at least important to take the time once in a while to surround ourselves with beauty.

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Religious Liberty and Rousseau’s Ideal Commonwealth

Alyssa Cortes, the first of four Ph.D. candidates expected to complete their degree requirements for the graduate school this year, presented her doctoral research on a chapter of Rousseau’s Social Contract this Valentine’s Day.

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Students on Stories

Three freshmen who write fiction for fun discuss how storytelling impacts their lives as students.

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Lessons in Storytelling: Approaching the Unfamiliar with Visiting Writer Dennis Covington

Visiting Writer Dennis Covington spent time on campus sharing his gift for storytelling with English majors and Journalism students. Beyond this, however, Mr. Covington taught us an important lesson in seeing humanity in the most unfamiliar and uncomfortable of situations.

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Think Outside the Major

You may think your summer internship must specifically relate to your major, but if you follow your passions and skills first, and major second, you’ll discover numerous internship opportunities you might not have thought possible.

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Selfless Service is the GOAL

Behind every GOAL program is a student leader who organizes events, coordinates volunteer opportunities, and offers their own time volunteering. What does it take to be one of these extraordinary leaders?

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The Weight of Education

A liberal arts education is more than simply a core curriculum. It is an education in the questions that burden the hearts of every human being.

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Reaching Beyond the Major

What happens when we don’t end up using our majors? This question can terrify a college student. If we had the power to perfectly plan our futures, we would work it out to where all the blood, sweat, and tears we invest in our majors would translate directly to our careers. Unfortunately, thanks to changing interests or shifting priorities, it usually doesn’t end up this way. However, even if our majors don’t always line up perfectly with our careers, they still lay important groundwork for our futures.

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From Friends to Family: What It’s Like to Adopt-A-Grandparent

Though college students and residents at a local nursing home might appear to have little in common, the friendships they form through Hillsdale College’s Adopt-A-Grandparent GOAL Program transcend generational gaps.

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