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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 Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018

      02/23/2018

      Dean College Early Admissions Celebration, February 23, 2018

      We have reached our capacity for the Early Action Celebration and registration has closed. Please join us for Accepted Students Day on Saturday, April 14th.

      If you are currently registered for the Early Action Celebration, the overview of the day is below.  Please monitor your e-mail for additional details, including parking instructions, leading up to the event.

      Overview of the Day

      10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Welcome
                                          
      10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Academic Overview                                          

      11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      Student and Family Breakout Sessions
                                                    
      Afternoon Options Include:                               

      Full Campus Tours and Residence Hall Tours

      Lunch

      Resource Fair

      Athletics Open House

      Financial Aid Appointments

      Learning Support Open House
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      Dean College Men's & Women's Basketball Selected to Compete in USCAA National Tournament, February 27 - March 3, 2018

      02/20/2018

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to compete in the USCAA National Tournament, February 27th - March 3rd.

      The Dean College Men's and Women's Basketball teams have both been selected to the USCAA National Tournament. The tournament will be held February 27th- March 3rd in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The women garnered a #4 seed and will play #5 Silver Lake College on Wednesday, February 28th at 12:00 PM. The men earned an 7th seed and will play #2 ranked Maine Fort Kent at 4:00 on Wednesday, February 28th.

      The lady bulldogs finished a stellar season (17-8) riding a six-game winning streak to end the regular season. Dean enters the meeting with Silver Lake with a balanced scoring attack led by Morgan Turner and Shannon Rosensteel who average 12.5 points and 12.0 points, respectively.In addition to that duo, three other student-athletes – Sophia Corbitt, Iindia Pina and Nicole Romero – all average more than seven points per game individually.

      The men finished the season 15-10. The team was led by Jordan Booker, who averaged 18.3 points and been in double figures in all 24 games he played this season. He is the only player in Division I of the USCAA to rank in the top ten in scoring and assists (seventh in both) and he is also fifth in free throw percentage.

      For more information on the bulldogs and the tournament, visit www.deanbulldogs.com.

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      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      02/12/2018

      Dean College Presents: Twelfth Night, February 21-25, 2018

      The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Twelfth Night, beginning Wednesday, February 21 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

      Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy set in the Hotel de Illyria on the French Riviera. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Throw into this mix a cast of characters, which includes Sir Tobey Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste the Fool, the lusty Maria, and taciturn Malvolio, and you have a riotous tale of mistaken gender and love triumphant on the Cote d'Azur of the Roaring 20's.

      The Dean College production of Twelfth Night will take place in the Performing Arts Studio at Dean College, 61 School 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. 

      Performance in a venue that is not handicap accessible.

      To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.dean.edu/boxoffice

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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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