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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 Global Day of Giving, February 15, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College Global Day of Giving, February 15, 2018

      Dean’s 24 hour Global Day of Giving is on February 15, 2018. This is the day we all come together to support the College. Be a part of something big!  Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every donation received on February 16 will be matched dollar for dollar—up to $100,000—to the College’s area of greatest need. 

      You can have a major impact on teaching and learning, technological campus upgrades, and help students complete their degree. Regardless of what you support on 02.16.17 – double the difference you can make with Dean's 24 Hour Global Day of Giving!

      Donate - February 15, 2018
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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 17, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 17, 2018 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 a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day. 

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

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 17, 2018.
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      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      02/05/2018

      Dean College Named 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction

      COD Business 2027-28(2)

      Dean College, already an honored member of Colleges of Distinction, has been further recognized for its excellent programming in Business.

      College of Distinction’s new Field of Study badges were created to recognize colleges and universities like Dean College for their innovative leadership in higher education. Those who have received this honor have proven themselves for qualities such as breadth of program and track record for success.

      Dean College continues to be an outstanding representation of the student-centered colleges. As a College of Distinction, Dean College is actively preparing the next generation of young adults with a successful delivery of four distinctions – Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

      We are proud to be named a 2017-2018 Business College of Distinction. To learn more about the many awards, recognitions and accomplishments that Dean College continues to be honored with, visit the Dean College Awards and Recognition webpage. 

      For more information on Colleges of Distinction, visit www.collegesofdistinction.com

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      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      01/29/2018

      Dean College Spring 2018 Dance and Theatre Performances

      The first performance of the spring semester, Twelfth Night, begins on February 21, 2018! Grab your tickets today for this comedy and all our other performances at www.dean.edu/boxoffice.

      2018 Performances

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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 3, 2018

      01/24/2018

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, February 3, 2018

      Join Dean College on Saturday, February 3, 2018 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 a tour of campus, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your day. 

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

      Register for Saturday with Dean on February 3, 2018.

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