The incoming students are early beneficiaries of Connections, which officially launched last year. Connections is the College’s reinvention of the liberal arts; a new kind of curriculum that lets students integrate their interests into a meaningful educational pathway to carry them through college and into a fulfilling, effective career and life.
With Connections, the students will orchestrate their educations with the support of a team of advisers; learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems in a complex world; and put the world together in new ways with interdisciplinary study, a relevant internship, a world language and an interconnected outlook.
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 103rd Convocation, a celebration of the opening of the academic year, on Monday, Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. on Jean C. Tempel ’65 Green. Anne Bernhard, professor of biology, will deliver the keynote address, “Humpback Whales, Bacteria and the Liberal Arts.”
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