Giovania Tiarachristie ’13 was Selected as a Udall Scholar from a Field of 585 Candidates Dickinson Website By Kristyn Pankiw April 24, 2012 For the second-consecutive year, Giovania Tiarachristie ’13, an international-studies and sociology major from Pittsburgh, Pa., has been selected as a Udall Scholar in recognition of her environmental and social-justice work on and off campus. The Udall Foundation […]

On the Grow: University of Michigan Graduate Students Work to Establish a Campus Farm Ann Arbor By Janet Miller April 23, 2012 Lindsey MacDonald wants to give University of Michigan students, faculty and staff a chance to get their hands dirty. MacDonald is one of four School of Natural Resources and Environment graduate students working to establish a campus farm […]

Expect the Unexpected

By Maria Negura Farm Intern and Carlisle High School Senior One never knows what to expect on a day at the farm.  Every day comes with a new challenge or experience that makes me appreciate farming more than the day before.  I remember one day that quite literally knocked me off my feet. It is a routine practice at the […]

Farm Internship in a Nutshell

By Maria Negura Farm Intern and Carlisle High School Senior Welcomed by a broad smile belonging to the assistant manager of the Dickinson College Farm, Matt Steiman, I was given my first job at the farm: tomato-picking. It was a muggy summer day made pleasant by the coolness of a breeze augmented in the elevation of the open production fields.  […]

Hidden Splendor: Discover Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley US Airways Magazine By JoAnn Greco April 2012 Excerpt, Page 3: Education Epicenter: Cumberland’s top schools train future leaders. Cumberland Valley boasts six institutions of higher education, including Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania College, Messiah College, and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. But two of the valley’s prominent schools find their home […]

Will the Real Green Colleges Please Stand up?

Will the Real Green Colleges Please Stand up? Natural Resources Defense Council By Lee Epstein March 21, 2012 In the middle part of the past decade, “sustainability” became somewhat of a “college craze” – that is, for ever-competitive college administrators.  Lots of schools jumped on the “green” bandwagon, though some had already been leading the parade for some time.  Others, […]

Energy Efficiency: How green is your college? American University scores in new rating system E & E Publishing By Lacey Johnson March 20, 2012 To the untrained eye, there is nothing extraordinary about American University’s 84-acre Washington campus; but according to several rating systems, what’s happening there is making the school one of the “greenest” educational institutions in the country. […]

Brendan Murtha ’14

Brendan Murtha ’14 Dickinson Website Reversing College-Process Apathy When the college search and application process began I was hardly excited. I just wanted to enjoy my senior year rather than spend tedious hours filling out applications and composing essays. I looked at five or six schools before arriving at Dickinson. I didn’t know much about it, but I knew it […]

Learn By Doing

Learn By Doing Dickinson Website January 2, 2012 When Michael Blair ’12 looks back on his time at Dickinson, it’s tempting to allow what he’s done to overshadow what he’s learned. In less than four years, he’s taught English to Korean immigrants, managed a fundraiser and written grant applications for Carlisle’s Employment Skills Center, helped repair hurricane-damaged homes in New […]

Planting the Seed

Planting the Seed Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts January 2, 2012 More than 225 faculty members, students and staff from 57 colleges and universities came to Dickinson Oct. 14 to learn about the celebrated programs at the College Farm. They came to attend the Seeding the Future conference, a two-day event designed to help professors and staff incorporate sustainability and […]