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SignPosts for Liberal Education

Blog written by former college president Chris Nelson from 2013 to 2016.

New Year’s Greetings (January 8, 2015)

Myths About Attending College: Part I (January 14, 2015)

Myths About Attending College: Part II (January 21, 2015)

Myths About Attending College: Part III (January 28, 2015)

Hiring Grads: What’s Going On? Part I (February 4, 2015)

Hiring Grads: What’s Going On? Part II (February 11, 2015)

Hiring Grads: What’s Going On? Part III (February 18, 2015)

Hiring Grads: What’s Going On? Part IV (February 26, 2015)

Liberal Education Inspires Fine Wine (March 4, 2015)

What We Lose When a Sweet Briar Folds (March 11, 2015)

College Admissions and the Search for True Value (March 19, 2015)

Let’s Stop Making Poor Investments in Education (March 25, 2015)

Technology and Liberal Education: Asking Siri Life’s Questions (April 1, 2015)

5 Simple Steps Colleges Can Take to Enhance Student Satisfaction (April 8, 2015)

Bravery Through Education (April 14, 2015)

Senior Essays, Then and Now (April 22, 2015)

An Educational Summer Ahead – Internships for Liberal Artists (April 29, 2015)

The Wisdom of Virtuous Friendship (May 13, 2015)

5 Things to Do When You Get to College (June 4, 2015)

Summer Reads (June 10, 2015)

Why I Teach 154-year-old Mathematical Physics (July 22, 2015)

A Word of Welcome (August 24, 2015)

Gateways to Philosophy and the Search for Truth (September 2, 2015)

An Unexpected Bestseller – Plutarch’s “Lives” (September 16, 2015)

Junior Johnnie Seminars (September 30, 2015)

Two Steps to Narrowing Down Your College Search (October 14, 2015)

Surprising Connection Between Innovation and Liberal Education (October 28, 2015)

Honoring Veterans, Envisioning Peace (November 11, 2015)

Giving Thanks (November 24, 2015)

Lost in Translation? How to Find Your Way Into a Great Book (December 10, 2015)