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The incoming students are early beneficiaries of Connections, the College’s reinvention of the liberal arts. Connections lets students integrate their interests into a meaningful educational pathway to carry them through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.
“As you dive deeply into a major, you will also be making linkages across our liberal arts curriculum, connecting your coursework to an off-campus experience, and mastering the best ways to communicate what you have learned to the larger community of the College,” Dean of the College Jefferson Singer told the new students.
“You have come here with your talents, but if you embrace what our education has to offer, you will leave here as leaders, change-makers in the world.”
The new students will learn all about Connections, meet with their team of advisers, register for classes, and get to know each other and the faculty and staff of the College over the next several days. The five-day Orientation, “Welcome Home,” will culminate with the , a celebration of the opening of the academic year, on Monday, Aug. 27, at 4:30 p.m. on Jean C. Tempel ’65 Green. Sunil Bhatia, associate professor of human development, will deliver the keynote address, “Finding Magical Doors: Notes on Borders, Race and Belonging.”
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