College Letter 05/2014
Five terrific students who have made the most of their college years are ready to launch into their next adventures.
These five amazing seniors have stellar academic records and a broad array of extra-curricular experiences. They were selected through a competitive process to serve as student fellows in the College this year, sharing their thoughts about UNH with prospective students, parents, and donors. Here they share a little about their UNH journeys and their plans for the future.
The last in a three-part series on the value of a liberal arts education in the twenty-first century.
Do you appreciate the art you see at an art museum? Do you have a context for understanding the books you read? Can you connect current events to similar events in history? Can you separate fact from emotion in advertising? These are some of the skills that a liberal arts education teaches. If you answer “yes” to these questions, do these abilities bring you satisfaction in your life? Happiness?
An iconic university building is approved for total renovation.
If you’re an alum or a current student, you’ve probably had at least one class in Hamilton Smith Hall—first-year writing. Ham Smith, as it’s known, is home to the English Department, one of the largest departments on campus, but it actually serves more students from other disciplines. Over 20 different departments hold classes in its halls, and the building has more classroom seats than any other.