Connecting Campus Life to the Global Community

Beza Moges, '16Leave a Comment

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Asian Studies Celebrates its 15th Anniversary The Asian Studies program has long been active in organizing educational and entertaining events on campus, including its regular Asian Studies Colloquium series that brings experts on Asia to campus every month from September through April. However, during the 2013-14 academic year, in celebration of the program’s 15th anniversary, the entire college community was … Read More

Women in Public Service Project: How a Small Band of Berea Women (and One College President) Plan to Change the World

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Dr. de Silva de Alwis shares the goals and mission of the Women in Public Service Project.

Rangita de Silva de Alwis presents at Peanut Butter and Gender Janice D’Souza, ’14, a native of India, was supposed to marry very young and forgo the possibility of a college education. Instead, she came to Berea College and found herself writing policy briefs and delivering speeches alongside an unlikely collection of young women from around the world. A Rwandan … Read More

Teach for America and Berea College: A Continuing Partnership

Amanda Joy, ’15 and Imani Robinson, ’18Leave a Comment

“Teach for America recognized the deep connection that Berea College alumni have with the students that they serve due to the experiences they share.” What is Teach for America? Taylor Ballinger, ’07, had a very influential friend during his undergraduate education at Berea College. This friend was a special needs child who was a member of the Berea Buddies program, … Read More

A Tradition of Change: Berea’s Ever-Adaptable Curriculum

Jacob Appelman, ’15Leave a Comment

Some changes, such as the construction of a new building, create striking transformations of a place, while others, equally grand, may go largely unnoticed. Curriculum changes generally fall in the latter category even though they can define a college’s identity. Like other liberal arts institutions, Berea has a well defined general studies program, sometimes called a core curriculum, designed to … Read More