A belated February round-up

  February is the shortest month, but what it lacks in length it made up for in activity! After an exciting February, students are happy to have spring break in March. Senior Essays. Members of the class of 2017 turned in their capstone senior essays at the beginning of the month. Congratulations to our seniors!…

Panel on attending Medical School after St. John’s

This Wednesday the Career Services Office was joined by recent alumni Kip Waite (‘15) and Alice Bruce (‘15), and current senior Jermain Brown (‘17) for a panel discussion for underclassmen considering medical careers. One big topic of conversation was post-baccalaureate programs, which are programs that help students transition from undergrad to med school. The panelists…

Senior Essays are in and bells are rung!

This week we celebrate the class of 2017 who recently turned in their senior essays! The seniors handed their essays in to the dean and college president, before enjoying a reception with their tutors and peers. On the Santa Fe campus, there is a special tradition in which the title of each essay is read,…

Some light physics in the afternoon

Last week, the entire admissions office ventured forth as a group from our home office to one of the classroom buildings. The occasion? A chance to join other members of the faculty and staff to see tutors Suzy Paalman and Chester Burke give a demonstration of the college’s new quantum mechanics equipment. Acquired via a…

January at St. John’s

Here’s a selection of what’s been happening on our campuses in the new year!   Exhibit highlights African-American communities. An exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery features the work of painter Ruth Starr Rose, whose subjects included descendants of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. The exhibit will run through February 26th. Two Grammy-Nominated Musicians Perform at…

Welcome to our Freshmen Fast-Forward Students

On January 15th the St. John’s community welcomed 31 January Freshmen to the Class of 2020. These students have chosen to enroll in our mid-year accelerated track and will graduate in 3 1/2 years. Who are these fabulous students? 14 states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, GA, ID, IL, LA, MD, NM, NY, TX, VT, and…

Reading by the fire: Early Action II

It seems like just yesterday that we were making phone calls to our Early Action I accepted students, but we’re already in reading period for Early Action II! We’re hard at work on both campuses reading the all the new applications (there are a lot of them!) to make sure that we can give all…

Career Services and Internships

Last summer I had a fantastic experience working as an intern for Vote Smart, where I researched candidates for political office in the run up to the November elections. I had never heard of Vote Smart (or dreamed of living in Montana) until the Career Services Office told me about it. I got some incredibly…

Happy New Year!

Cheers to the new year! St. John’s students are currently home for a well-deserved winter break, but we still wanted to take the time to share  a sampling of December’s St. John’s Related happenings with you: Alumna named editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. Lydia Polgreen ’97 was recently hired to run the Huffington Post. She…

The first Johnnies of the Class of 2021 are here!

On December 15th the Admissions Office released decisions for those who applied Early Action I. We set a record with 235 potential Johnnies getting the magic letter, and they have until May 1st to make their decision. Who did we admit? Here are the (impressive) stats: 17% international (with students from Australia, Canada, China, Dominican…

For the Love of Dogs

Did you know we have campus dogs at St. John’s?  If you’ve ever visited our campuses, chances are you ran into Arcadia on one of her daily walks around the Annapolis campus or were greeted by Seymour at the Santa Fe library on your tour. At St. John’s, we believe that dogs not only make great…

Why does every college sound the same?

Here at St. John’s, we pride ourselves on being a little different – a curriculum based on Great Books, not textbooks, and classrooms alive with conversations and possibilities.  At St. John’s, questions drive the conversation, not answers.  At St. John’s, the question – the questioning – is more important. In support of this self-sustaining, curious…