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Subscribe to Jasper. Painting of the Day: Snap the Whip (1872) by Winslow Homer I told my students once that if they ever saw me walking down the street singing a war song in Welsh, at the top of my lungs – Ni chaiff gelyn ladd ac ymlid, Harlech! Harlech! Cwyd iw herlid – they...
Anthony Esolen, Professor and Writer-in-residence at Magdalen, recently highlighted the college in The Catholic Thing. He explains how Magdalen provides an education in true freedom that liberates students from the “social manacles” of secular orthodoxy. This approach to education, punctuated by our vantage point atop the slopes of Mount Kearsarge, ripples through every classroom, every liturgy,...
Magdalen College recently wrapped up an engaging two weeks of our Collegiate Summer Program: Session I. High school students hailing from California, Texas, Indiana, New York, and beyond ascended to our mountain campus to experience all aspects of Magdalen life. In the summer program, our faculty teach classes in philosophy, literature, theology, politics, and sacred...
Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor and Writer-in-residence at Magdalen College, was recently published in Crisis Magazine. His article, titled “First Things First,” highlights an important feature of Magdalen College. Compared to the “critical” approach found on many college campuses, at Magdalen we are grateful to “heroic modern souls who sought the truth and told of what...
This August 13-14, Magdalen College faculty will travel to New York City to lead seminars on classic texts at the First Things Intellectual Retreat on Solidarity. If you enjoy discussing questions of great significance in an environment animated by a spirit of friendship and a common purpose, this event is for you. It is a...
The Collegiate Honors Program at Magdalen College offers students the opportunity to advance their liberal education in new areas by embracing academic challenges and experiences beyond those of our core Program of Studies. Each semester, through an honors colloquium seminar, students explore selected texts, themes, authors, or media that complement our larger Program of Studies....
Magdalen College is delighted to announce the new Director of Admissions, Mrs. Michele McKenna. Mrs. McKenna is an experienced educational leader and is well-equipped to serve the college as ambassador and advocate. Having worked for over 25 years in admissions and school administration, she is poised to fully realize strategic goals that reflect and embrace...
You Are Invited to Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalen at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts Join us for Mass, a procession to the statue of St. Mary Magdalen, and then lunch in our Dining Room. July 22nd, 11:00am Our Lady Queen of Apostles Chapel Mass will be celebrated by the college’s...
Dear Magdalen Community, As I begin my tenure as president, I want to share with you my excitement about this college and ask for your prayers. On my first day on campus, I walked into the beautiful chapel and sought the intercession of the Eastern Fathers, whose images appear in stained glass on the left...
Magdalen College is delighted to announce the new Director of Collegiate Choirs, Tristan Smith. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Magdalen College and is well-equipped to continue the beautiful sacred music traditions at the college. His musical background includes providing music for liturgies at parishes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maryland. In addition to directing...
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