The Collegian Mom

When Maria Servold, assistant director of the Dow Journalism Program and Hillsdale ’10 alumna, leaves her two daughters for work, her oldest likes to pretend to go with her. “She’ll put her backpack and shoes on and say, ‘Bye, bye, work,’ and stand at the window and wave,” Mrs. Servold said of two-and-a-half-year-old Evelyn.

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Finding Your Niche: Journalism as a Minor

I interned in Washington, D.C., through the National Journalism Center at Newsmax Media, Inc. after my freshman year at Hillsdale. The message I kept hearing from reporters: Find your niche.

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“Tell Me About Yourself”

It is for questions like that that the Management and Consulting Club is looking to train students interested in consulting and critical thinking. And a large component of this is working with Hillsdale College alumni who are already in the field.

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From Science to Speech

When Professor of Rhetoric and Public Address Kristen Kiledal graduated from Hillsdale College in 1984, she was en route to medical school. Then the liberal arts called her in a different direction.

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Communication in Leadership: Student Leadership Workshop

Every semester, student campus leaders gather for a week to learn about leadership and find a way to answer the question: “How can we make Hillsdale the best college?”

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Cultivating Friendships That Will Last A Lifetime

By the end of freshman year, I had developed a close bond with several girls living on the upper west side of McIntyre Residence, so much so that we did not want to leave it behind come sophomore year. Koon Residence allowed us to keep our community.

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We are Upper West

From the excitement of freshman convocation to a budding sense of homesickness at the overwhelming number of strangers, to the anxiousness of already having a thick pile of reading due by Monday, the first week of college was nothing like I’d ever experienced. I found sanctuary in my suitemates’ room in the Upper West hallway of McIntyre Dormitory.

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16 Do’s and Don’ts for CPAC 2016

Going to the biggest convention of conservatives of the year? Excited to see the presidential candidates in person? Going to D.C. for the first time? Here’s the lowdown on how to survive your first—or your fourth—Conservative Political Action Conference.

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WRFH 101.7 Spreading the College’s Mission on the Air

On July 10, WRFH 101.7 FM—Hillsdale College’s new radio station—crackled to life, and with it, the dreams of many students to have their voices echo across Hillsdale’s airwaves. Though an automation system currently selects songs from a “Patriotic Music” catalog to fill those airwaves, the mic will soon be in the hands of students.

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History is Now: Dr. Yaniga Remembers the Day the Berlin Wall Came Down

Hillsdale’s chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom annually celebrates the tearing down of the Berlin Wall with a spray-painted drywall partition, which students and professors wreck with a sledgehammer. The experience is no doubt meaningful, but it’s hardly novel to Dr. Yaniga, who was actually in Berlin and helped tear down the real wall.

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Science Outside Strosacker: Biochemistry, Humanities, and the Real World

Naomi Virnelson, ’16, is not your typical science major. “I was actually interested in Hillsdale College for politics,” Naomi said. By the time she made it to college, however, Naomi found herself in an entirely different discipline: biochemistry. “

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Science Isn’t for Everyone at First, Even for Your Professor

You came to Hillsdale to be educated in the liberal arts—emphasis on the arts. Yet, students are still required to have some knowledge of the sciences. Don’t like chemistry? Don’t worry—you’re in good company. In fact, you might even end up liking it.

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