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      Dean College Receives NEH Grant to Transform Education in the Humanities

      08/02/2017

      Dean College is among 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

      Franklin, MA (August 2, 2017) – Dean College is among 245 recipients slated to receive a total of $39.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) aimed at supporting vital research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

      This is Dean College’s first grant application submitted and award received from NEH. The College plans to use the awarded funding to infuse the humanities into Core Distribution offerings by developing and piloting two courses in the history of science that incorporate hands-on labs: “History of Science” and “Henrietta Lacks: Medicine, Race, Class, and Gender in America.”

       “Culture shapes science, and science shapes culture,” says Project Director and Associate Professor of History Dr. David Dennis. “From early ideas about the Earth’s place in the cosmos to popular attitudes toward climate change and cancer treatment, the humanities are essential for how we understand the past and present of modern scientific society. This project furthers the ongoing revitalization of the humanities for the twenty-first century at Dean College and beyond. The opportunity to combine history courses with lab science underscores Dean’s record of educational innovation. I look forward to working with science and humanities faculty, as well as external scholars, to bring this groundbreaking curriculum to our students.”

      A full list of grant recipients can be found by visiting www.neh.gov.

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      About Dean College

      Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference. To learn more, visit: www.dean.edu.

      About the National Endowment for the Humanities

      Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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      Dean College Residence Halls to Close for Winter Break on Thursday, December 14, 2017

      12/11/2017

      Dean College Residence Halls to Close for Winter Break on Thursday, December 14, 2017

      Students are required to check out of their room two hours after their last final and prior to leaving, must do the following:

      - Ensure all trash is taken out of the room

      - Unplug all electronics

      - Unplug and defrost any mini-fridge units

      - Lock all windows

      - Turn off the light and lock the door

      - Return key to the residence director, community advisor, or designated key drop area

      Other important reminders:

      - Students should sign up with their resident director or community advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key. Failure to return a room key may result in a fine.

      - Students are encouraged to take home any valuables or items they will need over the break. Re-entry into rooms due to forgotten items will not be allowed.

      - Students who are not returning for the spring semester should completely remove all belongings from their room in order to avoid any charges.

      For questions, please either contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@dean.edu or 508-541-1838 or if you are a student, stop by the Chapman House and/or speak with your residence director.

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      Dean College Presents: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: New Dancers Showcase, December 8-9, 2017

      An informal showing of dance works created and/or performed by our first year dance majors.

      Purchase tickets at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      12/04/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017

      Join Dean College for an information session and tour of campus designed to help you better understand the Dean Difference.

      Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the campus tour, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day.

      Representatives of the Office of Admissions staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, December 9, 2017. 

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      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      12/01/2017

      Dean College to Hold Annual Tree Lighting, December 7, 2017

      Come join the Dean College and Franklin Community on December 7, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. for a well-loved tradition as we kick-off the Franklin Downtown Partnership Holiday Stroll with the lighting of the tree on Awpie Way. There will be food and music for everyone to enjoy!

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      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      11/30/2017

      Dean College Presents: Faculty Dance Concert, December 1-2, 2017

      Enjoy a mixed bill in a variety of dance genres performed or choreographed by the creative and brilliant faculty of the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance. Performances are held in the Main Stage at 8pm each night.

      To learn more visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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