Welcome

From our founding over a century ago, we have promoted a progressive vision of higher education. Here, serious academic pursuits are strengthened by practical work in the world to produce graduates prepared not just to make a living, but also to make a difference.

This is the meaning of our mission: to "put the liberal arts into action." We are preparing future citizens and leaders with the resources and the reach to address the increasingly complex problems of our time.

With an innovative new curriculum, called Connections, and a bold new strategic plan, we are advancing this mission for the 21st century.

It’s an exciting time to be a member of our community—a community defined by the principles of innovation, equity, and excellence in education, and fueled by rigorous inquiry, openness, and a spirit of collaboration.

Our future success depends on the solutions our graduates will find for as-yet-unimagined problems. This will require new kinds of knowledge, judgment, and skill building.

Katherine Bergeron, President

Speeches, Interviews & Talks

Speeches

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