Great Books, Great Doctors

These days, everyone knows the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci. But how cool is this? “America’s Doctor” has a liberal arts degree in classics and philosophy. Before St. John’s, when I imagined what future doctors study in college, the first subjects that came to mind were things like biology or chemistry….

4+1: Adding an MA to your St. John’s education

The undergraduate Program here at St. John’s is in many ways just the beginning. It provides the forum for your first few encounters with so many texts, so many questions, and so many ways of looking at the world, and so it’s inevitable that things aren’t tied up with a neat little bow by the…

Seminar Skills: Thinking Interdisciplinarily

I was recently able to sit in on a presentation about college admissions for students and parents, focused primarily on liberal arts education. The speaker addressed the parents in the room and asked how many of them had heard of the job Social Media Manager ten years ago. User Experience Designer? Cloud developer? These are…

Commencement 2019!

May is an especially exciting time for colleges, because it typically marks the time of senior commencement. This month, we graduated a total of 168 graduates between the two campuses – 98 in Annapolis, and 70 in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, though the weather was a bit rainy, spirits were bright as graduates watched Annapolis…

A Week in Career Services

A sampling from Jaime Dunn, Director of Career Services Tuesday  Good morning! This morning I met with a sophomore who’s applying to the Pathways program for the AIP Language Institute in Valencia, Spain. We reviewed his letter of intent and resume and talked about finalizing his application for the deadline next week. I then met…

Why attend St. John’s? Top 9 Reasons

On behalf of Eric Poppele St. John’s tutor, Santa Fe The faculty of St. John’s College are not called professors. The job of a professor is to profess, that is, to tell what they know. We don’t lecture here. As tutors our job is to elicit thoughtfulness and inquiry. We ask questions not because we…

Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the class of 2018! The College’s 226th commencement took place on Sunday May 13th in Annapolis, and on Sunday May 18th in Santa Fe. In Annapolis, the graduating seniors selected tutor Matthew Holtzman (class of 2000) as their speaker. Mr. Holtzman spoke to the what the graduating seniors had gained during their time…

An Alum Comes Back to Campus

  Once a Johnnie, always a Johnnie. St. John’s alumni continue to come out and be involved in the community even after exiting through the doors they entered the first day of freshman year. In addition to remaining active in chapters all across the world, which hold events and seminar style discussions, alumni help current…

Lunch and Learn with Career Services

Ever wonder how admissions counselors stay connected to the larger college community? I wanted to show you inside our most recent Lunch and Learn programming. Lunch and Learns take place once a month and aim to highlight a different office each month. This past Wednesday, November 8th, the Career Services staff members in Annapolis shared…

Alumni networking breakfast

This past weekend included the Inauguration of the seventh president of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, several celebratory alumni Homecoming events like seminars, field games, a piano master class and panel discussion with Seymour Bernstein and Michael Kimmelman, and an Alumni Networking Breakfast for current students and alumni. Having graduated from the college 20 years ago, I…