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As part of Magdalen College’s Career Pathways program, the college hosted a faculty panel to educate students about graduate school on Thursday, September 12. The panel, which consisted of Dr. Eric Buck, Dr. Peter Sampo, Dr. Mary Mumbach, Dr. Erik Van Versendaal and Dr. George Harne, first shared their own personal stories of graduate school,...
 Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts offers an education for greatness. This may be a public greatness that human history will mark within its records or the quiet, hidden greatness that sustains families, societies, and the world, just beyond the vision of others. This greatness gives form to a life transformed, one in which...
A Letter from President Harne to Students, Families, Alumni, and Friends: Readers of classic books will know that both T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare contributed to how we think about names. The line Shakespeare gave to Juliet, “a rose by any other name,” and Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats” immediately spring to mind. Here at the...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts hosts an Open House on October 6-7, 2019. Prospective students are encouraged to attend. We invite all applicants to visit us at any time during the academic year. When you visit Magdalen College, you will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, converse with members of our faculty,...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Jordan Almanzar to serve as a member of the faculty. Dr. Almanzar is a distinguished instructor of classical languages and long-time faculty member with Kolbe Academy. The academic dean of the college, Dr. Brian FitzGerald, observed, “The inaugural year of the college’s Greek program will be in excellent...
Magdalen College’s curriculum has been awarded a “Perfect A Rating” from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). This superlative rating places the college among only four Catholic institutions in the country and among a mere twenty-four of the over 1,100 colleges and universities evaluated in the nation. ACTA based its “A Rating” on...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Esolen to serve as a full member of the faculty and Writer-in-Residence. Dr. Esolen is a renowned scholar and translator of literature, and a prolific writer. The president of the college, Dr. George Harne, observed, “For the last two years, Dr. Esolen has been a friend of...
“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:” -William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice On Divine Mercy Sunday, as “gentle rain from heaven” did indeed drop “upon the place beneath” and...
Alleluia, Christ has risen! Few traditions are more cherished and anticipated by students and alumni than the liturgies, services, and events of Holy Week and Easter. This year the college continued these traditions, including Palm Sunday, which began with a procession and the sung Passion narrative; Wednesday’s Tenebrae and its concluding strepitus; Holy Thursday and...
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost “It’s so fun and uplifting to come together and laugh,” commented Zofia Joynt ’22 after the spring Coffee House.  On a Friday night, students gathered for this event, which truly reflects the spirit of the school.  With a mixture of acts ranging from the...
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