Earlham College News The latest news from Earlham College in Richmond, IN Copyright 2020, Earlham College http://www.earlham.edu/news/ Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Grad’s liberal arts training at Earlham captivates new co-workers at Microsoft Freshly graduated from Earlham, Yuqian Zhang landed a job at Microsoft in Shanghai, China. She has also caught the attention of her new coworkers. Her liberal arts background and choice of a music minor to go along with her computer science major was not exactly standard compared to her new colleagues. “Why music and computer science?” she’s asked. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71905&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71905&r=14619 Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham scores hole-in-one with golf gift Men’s and women’s golf at Earlham College, slated to be suspended as part of institution-wide budget austerity measures, have received a welcome reprieve thanks to a major gift from an alumnus and his wife. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71932&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71932&r=14619 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham geologists uncover new risks for tsunamis on East African coastline An international team of researchers that included three Earlham geologists discovered evidence of an ancient tsunami striking Tanzania about 1,000 years ago. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71899&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71899&r=14619 Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT President Houtman announces moment of silent prayer, reflection to honor life of George Floyd President Anne Houtman and Dean of Students Bonita Washington-Lacey are inviting Earlhamites to reserve time at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 30, to honor the life of George Floyd. Floyd was killed in Minnesota this week during an encounter with police. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71856&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71856&r=14619 Sat, 30 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Pandemic forces budget cuts at Earlham With enrollment and expenses severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Earlham College will be making $7.6 million in budget cuts for the next fiscal year, President Anne Houtman announced today. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71843&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71843&r=14619 Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham Day 2020 shatters single-day fundraising record with $1M in gifts from 3,299 donors Nearly 3,300 Earlhamites from across the globe turned out in force to raise a record $1 million on Wednesday, May 20, during Earlham College’s annual celebration of community and philanthropy. The Earlham Day event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71828&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71828&r=14619 Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Exercise science major to be offered at Earlham College Exercise science will be offered as a new academic major for Earlham College students in the fall of 2020. The program’s coursework is designed to prepare students for careers and graduate studies in several fields. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71794&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71794&r=14619 Thu, 14 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Home renovation, landscaping start-up wins inaugural EPIC Grand Challenge A business start-up launched by five Earlham College students has been awarded the $10,000 prize for winning the inaugural EPIC Grand Challenge, a competition that encourages social entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on Wayne County, Indiana. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71653&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71653&r=14619 Thu, 07 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT 5 ways Earlham College prepares students to serve on the frontlines of a pandemic Students with aspirations to serve on the frontlines of a global pandemic like COVID-19 can participate in distinctive programming and experiences at Earlham College throughout their education. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71652&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71652&r=14619 Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Virtual Commencement to be held May 9 Earlham College will celebrate the Class of 2020 with a virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, as a result of the closure of campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71648&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71648&r=14619 Tue, 05 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham alumnus awarded Stanford’s prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Cyrus Buckman, a 2018 Earlham graduate with a degree in biochemistry, has been accepted into Stanford University’s prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program. He will be an M.D. candidate at Stanford School of Medicine, beginning fall 2020. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71631&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71631&r=14619 Mon, 04 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham physics professor Michael Lerner awarded national fellowship for cancer research Associate Professor of Physics Michael Lerner has been awarded a highly competitive Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Seniors Fellows from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71622&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71622&r=14619 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham politics professor selected for Fulbright award to enhance use of instructional simulations in Ghana Earlham College Associate Professor of Politics Jennifer Seely has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to study and enhance the use of instructional simulations in classrooms at Ashesi University in Ghana. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71556&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71556&r=14619 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham College announces senior leadership roles in enrollment management, student life Earlham College President Anne Houtman has announced senior leadership appointments in the enrollment management and student life divisions. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71485&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71485&r=14619 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT National Geographic Society funding Earlham scientists’ search for Norse artifacts in Iceland Scientists from Earlham College have received a grant from the National Geographic Society to fund their project that will detect subterranean archeological structures in the eastern fjord region of Iceland. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71478&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71478&r=14619 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham College waiving deposits, awarding additional financial aid for new students with high need In response to economic uncertainty over COVID-19, Earlham College is waiving its usual $250 deposit requirement for new students, extending the deadline for enrollment decisions, and offering additional scholarships to applicants with high financial need. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71366&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71366&r=14619 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Earlham alum awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Flannery Currin, a 2019 Earlham College graduate with degrees in computer science and psychology, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71304&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71304&r=14619 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Alumni support for students during COVID-19 Hundreds of Earlham College students have benefited from alumni support in recent weeks following campus action to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71308&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71308&r=14619 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT Zoom slowing you down? Try these alternatives for enhanced online learning, career prep, Earlham professor says As distance education and remote work expose flaws in many of the commonly used conferencing platforms, Earlham College professor Seth Powless recommends “outside-the-box apps," including Tik Tok, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Signal and Slack as alternatives. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71263&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71263&r=14619 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Coronavirus today: Earlham College announces ‘Pulse’ to keep campus community connected Earlham College has launched a new website called “The Pulse” (earlham.edu/pulse) to keep the campus community connected during the COVID-19/novel coronavirus pandemic. http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71179&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/?id=71179&r=14619 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT