Hillsdale College Celebrates Spring Convocation Online

“This is a blessing, what we have here,” said Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College president. “Do you see that it makes us think about the fundamentals of our activity harder? Do you see that it’s clearer by the deprivation, the power of the connections we have? It makes it plain that this is valuable—to be treasured, to be fought for.”

Hillsdale College’s David Stewart Receives Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence

“[David] is a man of intense and elevated practical judgment,” said Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College president. “His colleagues say that they don’t know how they carry on without Dave, because he does so much work and doesn’t ask for anything. He’s one of our most valued colleagues.”

Hillsdale College Launches Website for K-12 Classical Education at Home

The website contains content-rich curriculum from faculty at Hillsdale College and its Barney Charter School Initiative—a network of classical public charter schools. Sorted by grade level and subject matter, the content includes videos, articles, outlines, and podcasts to help parents and teachers navigate remote instruction.

Hillsdale College’s Spring Commencement Rescheduled for July 18, 2020

“We could not say goodbye to our graduating seniors without celebrating their accomplishments,” said Christopher VanOrman, Hillsdale College provost. “We look forward to having them return to us for a three-day-long celebration.”

Hillsdale College Releases “Constitution 101” Online Course Study Session

“We believe that the study of the principles and purpose of the Constitution is of the utmost importance,” said Kyle Murnen, director of online courses at Hillsdale College. “This study session—adapted for this time when many students are at home—is a resource to help high school students and people everywhere understand the American Founding.”

Hillsdale College’s Stephen Naumann Receives Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence

Stephen Naumann

Naumann began his academic career teaching German at Saint Croix High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, after graduating from Martin Luther College in 2001. He continued his education at Western Michigan University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in tourism and travel and German. Naumann went on to Michigan State University where he received his master’s and doctorate in German studies.

Hillsdale College’s Taryn Murphy Wins 2020 Edward Everett Speech Contest

Taryn Murphy at Everett Oratory Competition

The theme of this year’s Edward Everett Oratory Contest, hosted annually by the Office of the Provost and Department of Rhetoric and Public Address, was “How to Be a Good Neighbor in a Divided World.” Five finalists presented their speeches to a panel of judges that included Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, entrepreneur Don Tocco, and Buckley School of Communication instructor Jana Daley. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three competitors.

Hillsdale College’s Christ Chapel Recognized by WSJ as among the “The Best Architecture of 2019”

Christ Chapel Opening

Highlighting Christ Chapel’s classical style, Wall Street Journal architectural critic Michael J. Lewis praised the structure, saying, “In every respect—in construction, ornament and especially its siting—Christ Chapel sparkles, and shows that the rules of classical architecture are no more an impediment to imaginative design than the rules of grammar are to imaginative speech.”

Hillsdale College’s Matthew Spalding Testifies at House Hearing on Legislative Powers

Spalding Witness in Hearing

The hearing, led by Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Ranking Member Tom Cole (R-OK), examined how the roles of the modern legislative and executive branches of federal government have diverged from the founders’ vision as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

Hillsdale College Professors Publish Books on Theology, History, and More


Hillsdale College today announced the release of seven books during the 2019-20 school year, written or edited by professors in the history, classics, and English departments. These publications cover a variety of topics, including creationism, religion in America, Western civilization, and more.