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OPINION | Students should study abroad

Studying abroad can be a great opportunity for Butler students. I highly suggest that every student try to take a semester to study in a foreign country. There are countless positive academic, cultural and personal advantages to studying abroad. Academically, students can immerse themselves in a foreign language.  Students studying abroad have the opportunity to

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Glad my student isn’t going to Butler

Patricia Bowman wrote the following in an email to President Danko in response to the College Fix  article. Butler University was initially on my daughter’s college list: However, we decided against it for various reasons. All students should be open to new perspectives—but why are students in this course required to be someone they are

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | “College Fix” article disappointing

My former adviser at Butler sent me an opinion piece by Ryan Lovelace in The College Fix in which he expresses some troubling opinions on the nature of Butler’s liberal arts curriculum and the liberal arts in general. As a former photography editor of The Collegian, my first reaction was disappointment that a journalist from

OPINION | Full liberal arts education needed

The liberal arts focus at Butler University is an integral part of students’ educational experience. This becomes especially important during scheduling, when it is much easier to notice and disparage the problems with the core curriculum. Although the core curriculum needs some improvements, students must not forget the importance of a liberal arts education. The

Women’s swimming: success in classroom leads team

After beating only a handful of teams last year, the Butler women’s swim team faces a huge challenge in moving to the Atlantic 10 Conference this season. Despite the lingering competition, the non-scholarship squad has a positive outlook that it will have a good season, particularly in the classroom. “I think, at first, we were

LAS, JCFA majors have worst job outlook at Butler

Class of 2012 students who aren’t considering advanced degrees will find this May that some advanced studies from Butler University translate into a job faster than others. Biology, history, philosophy, psychology and dance majors had the worst outlook last year for being employed within one year of graduating from Butler, according to institutional data. Students

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