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 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’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...
In the fall of 2018, the college established a rowing club for its students.  After kicking off with a trip on Lake Sunapee, regular training began in January 2019, on indoor rowing machines (ergometers), under the direction of trainer Brenda Balenger.  In the spring, the club will start to compete on the water. The rowing club is part...
Magdalen College is pleased to announce that in the 2018-19 academic year, the college will entrust the spiritual formation of its students to the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, with Fr. Michael Gaitley, a Marian Father of the Immaculate Conception, as the Director of Formation. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to participate...