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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Rethinking Social Media

After reading an article on Twitter last year, Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin reconsidered his use of social media—and decided to close his accounts. See how he’s kept up the conversation since leaving traditional platforms behind.

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Summer in Hillsdale

A quiet summer in Hillsdale ended up being my happiest of college, and was a much-needed source of quiet and perspective.

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College: A Time for Making Changes, Part 1

Even those who come to Hillsdale decided on a major may find themselves making an unexpected shift. From Greek to English or politics to biology, each of these stories is unique.

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City on a Hill, Part 3

Hillsdale has attracted not just patriotic professors but international students intrigued by its unique exhibition of American principles. Juan Vargas Hernandez ’21 hopes to take the principles Hillsdale stands for back to his home in Colombia.

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City on a Hill, Part 2

For professor of economics Ivan Pongracic, coming to America was a childhood dream come true. Having grown up in a communist country, he revels in teaching the American system and principles that were a beacon of hope to him as a child.

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All Will Be Received: Off-Campus Life at Hillsdale

“There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you… This is where you belong.” —Sufjan Stevens, Michigan

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City on a Hill, Part 1

Associate professor of politics Khalil Habib watched Clint Eastwood movies as a child living in Bahrain, and his attitude immigrating at the age of nine was one of gratitude. Dr. Habib chose to study politics so he could take his experience as an immigrant and teach what America stands for.

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Beautiful Connections

Many students at Hillsdale are interested in both science and music. This overlap may seem surprising but is made easier in an environment that encourages excellence in all skills, not just those in your major.

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