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September 22, 2014The Joseph Moore Museum’s vertebrate collections, including more than 12,000 specimens, will soon be made available to scientists worldwide as a result of a $149,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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September 16, 2014Visiting Professor of Psychology Rachael Reavis wants to know how children resolve conflict and build stronger friendships. She has begun a study called “Thoughtful Friends” that could help find new way to help children age 7 to 9 who are having social problems.
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September 16, 2014Beginning in 2005 with Emily Whiston ‘05, a steady stream of Earlham graduates have gained valuable experience at the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
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September 15, 2014Earlham College has been recognized for enhancing the profile of Wayne County.
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September 11, 2014Professor of Religion Michael Birkel’s conversations with 25 leading Muslims is the subject of a new popular book.
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September 09, 2014Earlham College ranks among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges for the faculty’s “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching,” according to the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.
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September 09, 2014Visiting artist Findlay Cockrell's solo piano recital was the first public event at the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts since it opened in August. The 47,200-square-foot, $22 million facility puts the College’s Art, Music and Theatre Arts departments under one roof for the first time.
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September 03, 2014The Earlham Quakers football team will kickoff the 2014 season on Saturday with the first night game in campus history and a tailgate party to celebrate the occasion.
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September 02, 2014Tyrian Robertson ’17 sees how the broader world is at work in her life and is inspired to use her skills and abilities to benefit others. After graduation, Robertson hopes to start a nonprofit that helps areas recover from natural disasters.
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August 29, 2014Clarice Perryman’s ’16 sophomore year ended with a 21-day excursion across Europe as part of Earlham’s Urban Policy and Climate Change May Term. One of the many international May Terms offered at Earlham, Perryman earned a full scholarship to experience how cities in Denmark, Germany, England and France approach challenges related to sustainability.
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August 29, 2014More than 70 percent of the 312 students finished in the top quarter of their class in high school, with 39 percent graduating in the top 10 percent. The class also earned an average ACT composite score of 28, and an average SAT two-part total score of 1250.
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August 27, 2014Earlham College is making a bold statement about its commitment to the arts as the 2014-15 academic year begins today. The College opened the doors to the $22 million Center for Visual and Performing Arts, a 47,200-square-foot complex that is home to the Music, Theatre Arts and Art departments.
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August 20, 2014Most contemporary leaders in the United States lack the moral or political clout needed to end the escalating violence seen in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of an unarmed Black teenager by a White police officer, says Associate Professor and Director of African American Studies James Logan.
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August 13, 2014Earlham's Border Studies Program is offering students a front-row seat of the changing face of immigration. With reports of 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the U.S./Mexico border in the last year, students can gain perspective on the unfolding humanitarian debate as thousands of children are either detained or allowed to enter U.S. public schools this fall.
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August 01, 2014National recognition of Earlham as a liberal arts college that successfully prepares students for the future continues to grow. In Forbes’ newest ranking of “America’s Best Colleges,” Earlham moved into the top 100 colleges and universities in the country.
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July 30, 2014Great Value Colleges, a resource website for students pursuing higher education, named Earlham College one of 50 “Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.”
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July 28, 2014When Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Smith studies the behavior of ants, some species track his every move, too. In a recent research expedition, Smith scoured the Argentinian rainforest for Dinoponera australis, one of the largest species of ant in the world.
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July 24, 2014Nearly 30 Earlham students were selected for competitive, high-impact paid internships this summer as part of the new Indiana Pathways program, which is supported by a five-year, $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. “Pathways” is the latest program to increase the number of internships the College already supports nationally and internationally.
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July 09, 2014Best Choice Schools, a resource website for students beginning their college career, ranked Earlham 13th nationally in 2014 for the percentage of students who study abroad.
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July 03, 2014The Earlham College Alumni Council has announced the following people as recipients of either the College's 2014 Outstanding Alumni or Distinguished Service awards. The awards will be given on Oct. 24, 2014 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
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June 17, 2014Earlham College Assistant Professor of Music Bill Culverhouse recently brought an Arabian flair to “Messiah,” the classic oratorio written by George Frederic Handel in 1741.
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June 12, 2014A new book, "The Richmond Group Artists," highlights 19th century Richmond as a center for art with a focus on the role of Quakerism and Earlham College in the local art movement.
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June 09, 2014Earlham has now negotiated and signed a contract addendum with Sodexo effective June 5, 2014 to provide food service on the Earlham campus. This new contract requires Sodexo to classify their full-time and part-time employees in a manner consistent with Earlham's employment practices. Those persons who work 30 hours or more per week during the academic year will be considered full-time employees for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment benefits.
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June 05, 2014Earlham College Assistant Professor of Music Bill Culverhouse is conducting an adaptation of “Messiah” with an Arab flair.
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May 30, 2014Leading English media covering the “poison plot” of Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi recently turned to Earlham Associate Professor of Politics Jennifer Seely for her perspective on the ongoing scandal.
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May 20, 2014An entertaining and student-centric approach to teaching the more complex aspects of human behavior has landed Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Thomas on a national list of inspiring young professors.
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May 09, 2014Nhi Dinh’s ’15 passion for filmmaking got a boost this spring when she made her own documentary that explores issues of identity with one-on-one mentorship from an acclaimed German filmmaker.
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April 30, 2014With the idea that art comes from art, Associate Professor of Art Nancy Taylor started an advanced weaving assignment last spring that inspired works of great variety, and an article Taylor wrote about the project and corresponding photos appeared in the March/April edition of Handwoven magazine.
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April 25, 2014Jason Polykoff has been named the next head coach of the Earlham College men’s basketball team. Polykoff was most recently an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2012-14. The previous five years he spent as head coach of Friends Central School (FCS), a secondary school near Philadelphia. At FCS, he accumulated a 113-28 record, winning four consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Championships (2009-12).
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