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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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April 23, 2014Experience, discernment, knowledge, community outreach and education are all part of a rigorous, four-credit psychology course that requires students to do semester-long field placements in Richmond.
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April 18, 2014Four students and one recent graduate from Earlham College have earned prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The grants will fund ambitious research or teaching experiences in locations spanning the globe.
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April 18, 2014Earlham College will welcome Andriana Supandy, consul general of Indonesia to Chicago, as part of Saturday’s gamelan concert of traditional Indonesian music.
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April 17, 2014Earlham College has been recognized as a leader among its peers in environmental sustainability. The College is included in Princeton Review’s fifth annual “Guide to 332 Green Colleges,” which was released Thursday.
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April 14, 2014Earlham College announced a proposal on Monday to move the Miller Farm experiential agriculture program to south campus where a redesigned farm can be built specifically to support small-scale agriculture and expanded academic opportunities for students.
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April 09, 2014Maddie Fega ’14 received a grant to help her learn about the slower, friendlier pace that she has grown to appreciate in Richmond. The grant funded research for her presentation “Places of the Average People: Southern Regionalism as Determined through Experience, Practice and Perception in Richmond.” She will present during Earlham’s 5th Annual Research Conference (ARC), which runs Monday, April 14, 4:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, April 16, 1- 2:15 p.m. in Bolling Center.
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April 09, 2014Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s research led by Dr. Howard Federoff ’74 is providing new answers for how to detect and improve treatment of the cognitive disease.
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April 07, 2014Gerald Sowah ’14 and Cephas Toninga ’14 want to dispel myths and misconceptions about Africa. The two are teaching a seven-week, one-credit film and discussion class called Cinematic Portraits of Africa.
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April 05, 2014Professor of Biology Amy Mulnix and Elly Vandegrift ‘97 have developed a workshop on six features of research-supported active learning techniques for improving teaching in science.
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March 27, 2014Brytnie Jones ’17 wants Earlham to help her reach out to a larger number of readers. As a member of the "Young Voices" Panel of the Northwest Indiana Times newspaper, Jones has a column published every other month.
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