Only at Hillsdale

“Only at Hillsdale” is a pretty common phrase at the College. Sometimes said tongue-in-cheek and typically accompanied by either an eyeroll or a laugh. But it makes sense that a group of students who power through the same core classes, share professors, and live in such close community can relate to one another so easily.

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All Conversations Welcome

One weekday, I was sitting at a full lunch table (what we were talking about, I don’t recall) when one inspired individual sagely interjected, “Remember not to put Descartes before de horse.”

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A Math Class Like No Other

As a likely English major, I have never particularly loved mathematics, but my perspective changed after taking “Mathematics and Deductive Reasoning”.

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A Letter to Prospective Students

The core will teach you something new—even if you have to study something you think you hate. The classes might change your perceptions. I know they’ve changed mine.

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Theories of Persuasion

As an incoming freshman at Hillsdale College, Rob Schlitts’s ’06 career dreams were far from a phonathon company.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Katarzyna Ignatik

Usually, when I bring up my interest in Anglo-Saxon poetry, people give me bewildered glances. But when I brought it up as a prospective student visiting Hillsdale, I got a different response.

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Dos and Don’ts of Communication

Most people don’t realize that good public speaking skills are often derived from good daily communication, and vice versa.

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First Semester Reflections

When I arrived on campus as a freshman three months ago, Hillsdale fit me like a new glove—a little unusual, but made to fit perfectly.

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It’s All In The Presentation

Ryan Kelly Murphy wasn’t born with a propensity for rhetoric. “In the beginning, public speaking was definitely a challenge,” Ryan says, laughing. “But my mom reminded me that the people who are now at the top didn’t start out at the top.”

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Military Kids at Hillsdale College

Many of us remember our dads coming home from work in a suit and tie. Junior Elizabeth Turner remembers her father coming home at the end of the day in camouflage and combat boots. Elizabeth’s father serves in the army, and Elizabeth is one of several Hillsdale students who have grown up shaped by their experiences of a loved one in the military.

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