A Lifelong Relationship with Hillsdale

Dr. Benedict Whalen, affectionately known by students as “Baby Whalen,” didn’t get that nickname by accident. He is the son of Hillsdale’s current provost and English professor Dr. David Whalen. But, though the younger Dr. Whalen grew up in Hillsdale, his journey to teaching at the College can only be called circuitous.

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Athens and Jerusalem: My Faith at Hillsdale College

I vividly remember a Western Heritage class during my first semester of freshman year, when my professor discussed Tertullian’s famous provocation: “What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”

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The Land & Literature of England: A Lasting Impression

The summer before my freshman year at Hillsdale, I went on the Land & Literature of England study abroad trip. The trip impacted my life in far more ways than simply providing lovely memories.

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All About Hospitality

As soon as I walk in the door, I am struck by Sue Postle’s love for Benzing. She’s bubbly and incredibly warm, and she can’t stop talking about how much the dorm’s residents mean to her.

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Community, Service, and Tradition at the “Quiet” Dorm

After Niedfeldt’s impressive showing in the Spirit Week competitions, I asked Head RA Sam Clausen to give some insight on how a quiet dorm comes up with such notable performances.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Anne Hotz, ’18

For a long time, I thought my Hillsdale story wasn’t much of a story at all. Since middle school I had been familiar with the College and its mission due to a number of family friends who had attended. The more closely I looked into Hillsdale, the more I was intrigued.

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How to Turn a Dorm into a Haunted House

The idea seems pretty radical: convert an entire dorm housing two hundred guys into a haunted house for an evening. Yet this is exactly the feat that Simpson has been pulling off for the last three years; with its ever-increasing popularity each year, the Simpson Asylum event has become an integral part of Hillsdale’s Halloween celebrations.

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Mauck Hall: A Transplanted Community

Attempting to transplant a community is always a risky endeavor. How will the integral relationships change, and will they disappear altogether?

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