In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Can’t Pick a College Major? Create One,” Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U, notes that allowing students to create their own majors “introduces the idea that students should be in charge of designing their own learning plans.” Of course, New College students have been involved in designing
Enjoy this video of Dr. Neal Berte speaking at the 40th Anniversary reception of New College at the University of Alabama… [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/40743006 w=400&h=225] Neal Berte Speaks at the 40th Anniversary of New College from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.
We gathered. We hugged. We remembered. We met new. We embraced. We reflected. The New College 40th Anniversary celebration was a huge success, and there will be much more posts to come over the next few weeks. We’ll start with a few photos from events that took place throughout the weekend. For those of you that
From the desk of our fearless leader… Dear Friends and Colleagues, Here’s a picture of our upcoming weekend. Do know that we understand the complexity of everyone’s lives and that you may not be able to be with us. . . We should have other opportunities this upcoming year for you to celebrate with us.
Great feature in the current UA College of Arts and Sciences “Desktop News”. Jump here to see for yourself! New College Celebrates 40 Years of Transformational Learning In 1971, The University of Alabama joined many other institutions of higher education in opening an exploratory learning program that allowed students to design their own courses of
Dear New College Friends and Family, Please allow me to update you on at some length on a number of fronts. It has been a challenging three months. Many folks in our community were hit hard by the April tornadoes which brought a complex end to our academic year. After the death of her mother,
Wondering what it’s like to walk through the streets of Japan right now? NC Alum Wesley Cheek can tell you… Cheek has been living in Japan since graduating in 2001. He documents the experience on his blog, Spacetravelsacrime. Here’s an excerpt from his bio: Wesley Cheek is a 2001 graduate of the New College at the University
We’ve added the official New College Flickr stream to this online community and hope that you will help us populate it by adding your own memories, articles and photos from days past at New College. Simply follow the jump on the right sidebar… Thanks in advance!