A Trail Tale: Recent Grads Prepare for Future With Unforgettable Trip

Chris Derian, '17, and Jack Griffin, '17, on the Appalachian Trail.

Not quite ready to face the job market, two friends decide to hike the length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail and along the way discover much about each other, themselves and the world around them. Says one: it was a "life-changing experience."

The Timeless Importance of the Liberal Arts

Bindu Madhok, professor of philosophy, Albion College
"The world today is even more global than the one we lived in just a few years ago, and current and future generations of students are even more in need of a liberal arts education," writes Albion College professor of philosophy Bindu Madhok.

Cucinella, '01, Improves Children's Lives at Cambodian NGO

Nick Cucinella, in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Nick Cucinella spearheaded a drive that netted some 60 secondhand laptops for a nongovernmental organization serving children in Cambodia. "Most of these children have never been inside a car, let alone used a computer. The way to bridge the skills gap and prepare our students for meaningful employment is to empower them with technology," explains Cucinella, who is volunteering on-site in Siem Reap. "Teaching someone to fish allows them to survive; teaching a student to write code will allow her to thrive."

Philosophy Dominates GRE Scores in 2013

Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: 

Data shows that Philosophy students reign supreme in two of the three sections of the GRE.  See the charts

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