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“Pursuing the life of the mind is the most joyful thing there is and everything that comes with that should be joyful as well … The spirit of the whole place should be a celebration.” — Peter V. Sampo, February 2020 Today, with great sadness, Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts mourns the death of...
In recent weeks, as the pandemic has unfolded and our academic community has been dispersed, C.S. Lewis’ classic essay “Learning in Wartime” has come to mind many times. One of the key insights that he offers is that no matter what the circumstance, we men will create and delight in culture. We must have culture...
Beginning on Easter Monday, we will launch a new online magazine for families entitled “Jasper,” featuring the inimitable writing of Anthony Esolen. These essays are perfect for reading together as a family over or after dinner and are the very types of writing that you will want to share with other families. The online magazine...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts has begun a new, four-part video series. This series will feature a student or recent graduate of the college speaking of the impact that the college has had on his or her life. In the first video of the series, alumnus Sean Haefner ’19 invites you to ask yourself...
Magdalen College is delighted to announce two new podcast series that feature engaging conversations with faculty and friends of Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts about culture, books, teaching, and the Catholic life. The first series is comprehensive and includes all of our recorded conversations with members of the faculty, guests, and friends, including Anthony...
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...