May | June 2003

Cover Story

Does Your Major Matter?

Feature

The Affirming Flame

Feature

Why an Engineer Needs English Lit

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Cover Story

Does Your Major Matter?

Career-obsessed freshment certainly think so. But alumni know better: A liberal arts education is useful no matter what line of work you choose.

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Feature

The Affirming Flame

In uncertain times, a liberal arts education speaks to us—if we have the stillness and courage to listen.

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Feature

Why an Engineer Needs English Lit

The College has a proven path for educating well-rounded individuals. Too bad I didn’t follow it.

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Artifact

Phil’s Favorites

Rauner Library’s longtime head reveals what he finds so special about Special Collections.

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OUTSIDE

The Allure of Beauty

Professor Bill Ballard’s scientific know-how brought a rare orchid back from the brink.

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Personal History

Reminiscing In Tempo

Even a rickety old piano couldn’t stop Duke Ellington from adding to his legend late one night at a campus fraternity.

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Faculty Opinion

The Global Classroom

Some academics believe foreign study programs are a waste of time. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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