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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Jazz: America’s Classical Music

Hillsdale Jazz founder and director Chris McCourry brings an essential piece of American culture to full swing at Hillsdale College.

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Authors and Students Converge at Hillsdale’s Visiting Writers Program

Pulitzer Prize finalists. A professor at Yale. A winner of the John MacArthur genius grant. Prolific writers of award-winning works. In the past two years, the Visiting Writers Program has brought writers fitting all these criteria to campus.

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The Misconception of the English Major

Provost David Whalen and graduates Mark Naida and Chandler Ryd reflect on the benefits of majoring in English at Hillsdale College.

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Beauty Across the Lines

The life of a college student is stressful and tedious sometimes, but it’s worth it because our education lets us seek things that are true and beautiful, things we can find outside our own field of study.

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The Joy of Life and Learning at Hillsdale: Why I Chose Hillsdale

What inspired me then and what continues to inspire me now is the joy that permeates the life and learning of each member of the Hillsdale College community.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: “Choosing the Challenge”

You can learn in any college classroom, but not all colleges will challenge you in every area of life. I feared that Hillsdale’s rigor would overwhelm me. Instead I found a community of athletes and professors who reach for the challenge and help me do the same.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: The Power of Paradox

The more I study, the more I realize the world doesn’t make sense. But at the same time, it is packed with so much meaning that it demands my attention. This is the paradox of my college decision.

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Reevaluating My College Criteria

Why did I choose Hillsdale? As it turns out, I didn’t. I wanted the “American Dream:” College Edition™, but Hillsdale had other plans for me.

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Hillsdale, Honor Codes, and High Heels

When I visited Hillsdale, I was intrigued by the tangibility of the Honor Code. It saturated students’ lives rather than stop at their academic integrity. I decided that a place with that kind of integrity could be for me.

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Evacuating the Comfort Zone: Why I Chose Hillsdale

I might be passive and non-confrontational, but I chose a school that prides itself in debating preconceived notions and personal beliefs, and am the stronger for it.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Cecilia Bellet

How did I end up at Hillsdale College? I’m sure seventeen-year-old me would like to know as well.

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