- Student lands internship at renowned Italian art museum
St. Olaf College website,
May 7, 2013
While studying abroad in Italy on the Florence Program this year, St. Olaf College junior Madeleine Senko (shown at right) landed an internship at one of the world's most renowned museums: the Uffizi Gallery. Read more about Senko's internship experience on the ACM website.
- Education: Rolling the dice of quality
Apr 11, 2013
In a second article in the Mmegi newspaper in Botswana, Beloit College Professor of Education and Youth Studies Sonja Darlington wrote about what she and her students learned during a course this past fall about unequal access to educational opportunity among public school students in Chicago. Darlington, who has served as Faculty Program Director of ACM's Botswana Program and a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Botswana (UB) this spring, drew parallels to the situation in Botswana described by UB Professor Tabulawa in a recent study.
- Why does music education matter?
Mmegi online, Botswana,
Apr 5, 2013
In an article in the Mmegi newspaper in Botswana, Beloit College Professor of Education and Youth Studies Sonja Darlington wrote about the importance of music education in primary and secondary schools, and urged greater support for music programs in schools in Botswana. Darlington (shown at right) is currently the Faculty Program Director of ACM's Botswana: University Immersion in Southern Africa program and a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Botswana.
- Battersby, '14, Explores Great Lakes Economic Evolution in Chicago's Newberry Program
Albion College website,
Jan 16, 2013
Gerry Battersby, a political science major at Albion College, participated in the fall 2012 ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities in Chicago. In his research paper, he analyzed the economic evolution of the Great Lakes region following the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the establishment of railroads in the 1850s, particularly the role played by regional businessmen/entrepreneurs in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Buffalo.
- A young explorer in Argentina
St. Olaf College website,
Jan 14, 2013
Jon Henn, a 2012 graduate of St. Olaf College and an alumnus of the ACM Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities program, received a Fulbright fellowship. His project has taken him all the way to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, where he's working at the Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas, a research center that is part of the Argentine national science program. He also received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to support his work.
- Rolling Meadows' Cori Lin Wins Photo Contest
Jan 8, 2013
Cori Lin of Rolling Meadows, IL, who is a junior at Lawrence University, won first-place honors in the "Stories" category in the recent Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) 2012-2013 Off-Campus Study Photo Contest for her photo titled "Anna's First Ganesh Festival." Lin participated in the fall 2012 India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization program in Pune, India, where she took the photo.
- International Spotlight: Hannah Black in Tanzania
Knox College website,
Jan 2, 2013
Interview with Knox College student Hannah Black about her experience this past fall on the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program.
- Don’t Go Soft on Study Abroad: a Call for Academic Rigor
The Chronicle of Higher Education,
Dec 11, 2012
In a guest post for The Chronicle's WorldWise blog, Macalester College professor Bill Moseley writes that hard work and academic rigor can yield the meaningful understanding of another culture and deep personal growth that make study abroad a powerful experience for many students. Moseley served as Faculty Program Director of the ACM Botswana: University Immersion in Southern Africa program in spring 2012.
- On the higher-ed beat: For these colleges, online is still new
Dec 5, 2012
This summer, professors from Macalester and St. Olaf plan to offer an online calculus class for credit. The course is an experiment of sorts, sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and will be open to students at its 14 member colleges. The professors will report back to the larger group with results. Read more about the project on the ACM website.
- Network for College Success has graduation focus
Nov 4, 2012
The Network for College Success (NCS), which works with about a dozen high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, provides support and guidance to principals and their in-house leadership teams. NCS and ACM are partners in efforts to help more CPS students graduate from high school, get into college, and flourish once they are there.