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Isaac Reed III realized his religious upbringing stopped him from embracing who he is.
A central and ongoing challenge for our students is how to protect and strengthen democratic ways of life in a society where
The sociologist Erving Goffman put it differently when he wrote that the fear of embarrassment is a major driver of human
How a liberal arts college attracted students from all walks of life -- and decided that wasn’t enough.
One of the best statements on the liberal arts remains William Cronon's article, "Only Connect." He defines a liberally educated
In his recent book, Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni argues that our anxieties allow
When I became president of Denison University three years ago, many people told me that we needed a business degree. As a sociologist, my response was to ask, "Why?"
What does it mean to be a globally oriented college? Are some international experiences better than others? Are colleges doing enough to integrate international students on their own campuses?
Location matters. For many liberal arts colleges located in rural communities, this can be a significant challenge. For those of us located in a thriving metropolitan region, the question is, "What can we do to make sure our location is enhancing our students' experience?"
"What are you doing after graduation?" This is the time of year when college seniors tense up. What would it take to get to the point where they were prepared and excited for the question? How can colleges better help their students to imagine the kinds of lives they want to lead?