A Sudden Interruption: Learning in the Time of COVID-19
By March 11, Americans were confronting the threat of the novel coronavirus. Students received an email from the college advising them to expect a decision by noon the next day about the rest of the spring semester. Students, parents and staff sensed their world was about to change.
Letter from the President
“Graduates today need to gain a global perspective and international exposure to respond to the growing demands of our interconnected workplaces,” says Irene Neller, vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications. “The incoming students reflect our commitment to shape effective and compassionate global citizens who lead lives of significance.”
I Was a Stranger, and You Welcomed Me
Six Seniors Reflect on Their Westmont Years
The class of 2020 includes the first group of Augustinian, Michaelhouse and Bridge to Rwanda scholars to graduate from Westmont. President Gayle D. Beebe spoke to six of these scholarship recipients about their experiences at Westmont.
Still Dreaming: Race, Ethnicity, and Liberal Arts Education
The 19th annual Gaede Institute Conversation on the Liberal Arts, February 27-29, 2020
In what ways have the liberal arts, past and present, fostered racial privilege? How can this approach to education cultivate racial justice?
The Gaede Institute’s 19th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts focused on these questions during the last weekend of February 2020. “Still Dreaming: Race, Ethnicity, and Liberal Arts Education” welcomed participants from nearly 20 institutions across the country for a time of shared learning and conversation.