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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 Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Presents: Six Characters in Search of an Author, October 11-15, 2017

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Six Characters in Search of an Author, beginning Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.           
      This compelling play is juxtaposed as six characters arrive unexpectedly during the rehearsal of a play in search of an author to complete their story. Audiences for over 90 years have enjoyed and mused on the dilemma provided by the arrival of the “out of time and place” individuals. Do not miss this early absurdist play exploring the relationship among authors, their characters, and those involved in theater productions.
      The Dean College production of Six Characters in Search of an Author will take place in the Main Stage in the Campus Center at Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $22, Seniors $12 and Children $7. 
      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice.
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      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      10/04/2017

      Dean College Administrative Offices Closed Monday, October 9, 2017

      Dean College administrative offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 to observe Columbus Day. Offices will resume normal business hours beginning Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
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      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, September 30, 2017

      09/25/2017

      Dean College to Host Saturday with Dean, September 30, 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 of your questions. We can't wait to welcome you to campus!

      Register for Saturday with Dean, Saturday 30, 2017

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      Dean College to Host Learning Support Info. Session, September 30, 2017

      09/25/2017

      Dean College to Host Learning Support Info. Session, September 30, 2017

      Looking for the right fit? Trying to decide what level of academic support you'll need to be successful in college?

      Join Dean College to learn about our support services! This information session will be led by Julie LeBlanc, Director of the Morton Family Learning Center. You will learn more about disability support services, accommodations offered at the college level, tutoring services, academic coaching and the Arch Learning Community.  

      Session begins at 9:30 a.m., visit www.dean.edu/visit to learn more. Or click here to register for the event. 


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        Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

        09/25/2017

        Dean College Ranks Among the Top Best Regional Colleges

        Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 22nd in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. Additionally, Dean placed 15th in this category for Best Value Schools.  

        This is the seventh consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor.

        “We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

        U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity among others. 

        This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the hands-on and engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, valuable internships, and real-life workforce preparation that Dean College provides. 

        For more information on U.S. News & World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education. For more information on Dean College, visit www.dean.edu.

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