When we see and hear each other enough to really listen, then despite our disagreements, we share one thing in common – we are citizens of the same community.
Jul 14, 2023 | 2 Comments
An ambition for lifelong learning embraces curiosity, engages in community and explores widely. This is what opens doors for a lifetime.
Apr 14, 2023
Service has been a hallmark of Central College for generations. One of the most concrete expressions of this value is the new core curriculum recently adopted by our faculty called “Engaged Citizenship.”
Jan 13, 2023
Each individual’s journey at Central is unique. The task of education is to balance these communal aspects of learning with the individual needs and interests of each learner.
Oct 14, 2022
I find it fascinating to talk with policy makers about two closely related topics: education and workforce.
Jul 13, 2022
To be at peace in the company of those we love is the most human of conditions and the one thing we desire most.
Apr 13, 2022
Too often we are bound by the expectations of others. This is especially true for students completing high school and entering college.
Jan 11, 2022
We’ve all used the phrase “I’m stuck” when we’re met with a problem we don’t know how to solve. This past year has taught me a lot about getting unstuck and finding another gear.
Oct 15, 2021
During a recent conversation with our director of athletics, Eric Van Kley, I was reminded about the deepest values we hold with respect to intercollegiate athletics.
Jul 15, 2021
A few weeks ago, I was asked, “What inspires you?” My immediate response was, “Probably not what you think.”
Apr 7, 2021
The advance of technological innovation and globalization are yielding greater societal complexity. At the same time some things seem easier for the same reason. Suffice it to say … it’s complicated.
Jan 15, 2021
Central College turns to resilience in an ever-changing world of uncertainty.
Nov 13, 2020 | 1 Comment
Central has weathered much in its 167-year history.
May 20, 2020
At Central, we are blessed with a remarkable faculty.
Feb 14, 2020
Central College’s values are part of what drew me to the college nearly a decade ago.
Nov 15, 2019
One of my happy tasks each year is to write letters of recommendation for seniors.
Aug 15, 2019
There is a great deal to be learned from the questions prospective students and their parents ask.
May 10, 2019 | 1 Comment
Freeing students from the expectations of others is one of the most rewarding aspects of higher education.
Feb 8, 2019
Planning can be perilous: our assumptions about the future are rooted in the present and informed by the past.
Nov 27, 2018
The path to success can get a bit messy. But that’s OK. It’s part of the journey.
Aug 14, 2018
It’s always a unique privilege to see guests in our midst who have no prior experience with the college.
May 17, 2018 | 1 Comment
Seen through arcs of time, our great institutions have evolved gradually for a very good reason—in higher education, we tend to protect that which matters most.
Feb 19, 2018
Careers in the future will require flexibility, something Central students learn through experience.
Nov 15, 2017
Connections that extend through time and around the world are part Central’s tradition of community.
Aug 17, 2017
Ensuring the legacy of open inquiry on campus.
May 22, 2017 | 1 Comment