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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Thankful for Hillsdale Listicle

We’re grateful for the education and community our College provide, but here are a few specific, quirky reasons we love the Dale.

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Alumna Spotlight: Sally Klarr

Sally Klarr, ’12, was fascinated with jewels long before her Hillsdale education. She completed a jewel-related senior thesis, graduated with a degree in rhetoric and public address, then landed in New York City. Within two years, Sally had encountered more rare jewelry than most people see in a lifetime.

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Friends of Different Faiths

At Hillsdale, we’re encouraged to seek objective truth, which many people believe lies in religious faith. Because of the diverse religious culture on campus, we learn that if we never come into contact with other people’s opinions, we might never fully realize the rationale behind our own.

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Lessons in Magic and Kindness: The Liberty Princess Company’s Philanthropic Vision

The birthday girl wears a pink princess dress and crown and grins excitedly at the two royally-clad young women who have just joined the party. These young women are student volunteers, actors for the Hillsdale-centered Liberty Princess Company.

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Liberal Arts and Politics in the “Real World”

Before Elliot Gaiser graduated from Hillsdale in 2012, he competed on the debate team, wrote for the College newspaper, led the business club Enactus, played cello in the orchestra, presided over College Republicans, and learned to play bagpipes. Elliot pursued all of these things because he followed what he loved to do.

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Physics for Everyone

In a lecture for Physics 100, you might find yourself watching video clips of Neil Armstrong land on the moon, or laughing over Double Rainbow Guy, or observing your professor blowtorch a strip of metal. Hillsdale introduced this new physics class into its core science curriculum last year.

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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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