From Plato to Plato’s Closet: Fits at Hillsdale 

Hillsdale College looks to the Western tradition as a source of study. But Plato, Aristotle, and the Great Books aren’t the only things we conserve. Like college students of the past, Hillsdale students like to dress with class, for class.

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No Place Like Hillsdale: Staying Connected with Home

You’re a brand new freshman, and home feels far away right now. After three weeks of classes, you’ve only called your family once. Staying in touch with home can be difficult, but there are some practical tips to stay in touch with home.

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Sing, O Muse, of Hillsdale’s Favorite Books

There’s a chalkboard at the Writing Center that asks students, “Which one’s your favorite: the Iliad, the Odyssey, or the Aeneid?” Students mark their votes. Fighting words are thrown. The question is still up for debate. There’s no denying that Hillsdale students love their books. 

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There and Back Again: Former Hillsdale Student Returns as Professor

When Patrick Timmis arrived at Hillsdale College in 2009, he knew he wanted to study English. But what he didn’t know was that he would be returning to Hillsdale in 2021 to teach English. Dr. Timmis’s journey from student to teacher opens a window into the academic life of Hillsdale.

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Winter in Vogue

Here’s some advice to help you arrive at class not only without hypothermia, but with style. From layers, to sweaters, to pants and coats, your winter style can be more than just a statement against the cold–it can represent your personality and creativity.

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Hillsdale Professors in Their Native Element

Notebooks aren’t just for scribbling facts down to get that glimmering A on the next exam. At Hillsdale, there is a sacred space in notebooks that are reserved for the humorous, touching, or the profound things that our professors say. Here are some of Hillsdale students’ favorite professor quotes.

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Gash Gold Vermillion: Poetry Recitations and Art

Memorizing poetry is mildly terrifying, but it’s one of my favorite takeaways from Great Books. Any bit of memorized poetry is something you can carry with you throughout the day. It’s a sharp bit of beauty or truth that appears in your head when you least expect it: during art class, even…

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Greek life: An Ancient Alternative

Have you ever considered Greek life? No, I don’t mean a sorority. Community at Hillsdale is present in the classroom and a good community of students can make a hard class the best class.

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