Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gentlemen of Wabash @ Talking Stick Field

Here are three Wabash men at a recent spring training baseball game at Talking Stick Field in Scottsdale, AZ.  The game was between the Diamondbacks and the Rockies.  The occasion was actually an outing of Wabash vs DePauw alumni.  Sadly there were only three from Wabash and many more from that other school.  After the photo was taken, another graduate from class of '53 came up, but the others had left.  So here are Thom Feit '62, Robert Rae '77 and Roger Colehowen '65

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wabash Professors Make Top 25 List

Wabash College has long been proud of touting the quality of its faculty. The rest of the U.S. is reading Wabash’s name as one of the top 25 schools in the nation with the best college professors.

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity complied the list by looking at composite teaching scores that schools received from

Oklahoma Wesleyan University again topped this list, but as CBS Moneywatch reported many of the schools are hardly household names. 

The top five also included North Greenville University, U.S. Military Academy, Carleton College, and Northwestern of Iowa.

Wabash came in at No. 21 on the list, the only Indiana school recognized. Moneywatch pointed out Wabash was one of four single-sex schools to make the top 25. All-female institutions Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, and Hollins University were the others making the cut.

Not surprisingly, liberal arts colleges dominated the list.

After the top five, the list included: U.S. Air Force Academy (Colo.),  Wellesley College (Mass.),  Master's College and Seminary (Calif.),  Bryn Mawr College (Pa.),  Whitman College (Wash.),  Whitworth University (Wash.),  Wisconsin Lutheran University, Randolph College (Va.), Doane College (Neb.),  Marlboro College (Vt.), Centenary College of Louisiana, Pacific University (Ore.), College of the Ozarks (Mo.), Sewanee - University of the South (Tenn.), Emory & Henry College (Va.), Wabash College (Ind.),  Sarah Lawrence College (N.Y.), Hastings College (N.E.), Cornell College (Iowa), Hollins University (Va.).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Here is something that we already knew - great that others agree!

Wabash College has been rated a “Best Value College” and one of the “Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review prints an annual book of The Best Value Colleges: 2013. The Review awards the designation based on assessments that examine more than 30 data points covering academics, costs, and financial aid. The Review chooses 150 schools for the list from 650 reviewed – 75 private and 75 public institutions.

Only the top 10 schools in each category are listed with others presented alphabetically. Wabash made the list in best private colleges.
"The Princeton Review's resources for high school students and their families often provide an insider's look into the nation's best colleges and universities," said Jim Amidon, Director of Communications. "Wabash's inclusion in this year's Best Value Colleges for 2013 confirms what generations of the College's alumni know about Wabash: it provides an unparalleled liberal arts education that prepares graduates for successful lives and careers."
The annual publication listed Swarthmore College, PA., as the top private college in the nation followed by Harvard, Williams, Princeton and Pomona in the top five. The remaining schools in the top 10 were Yale, Rice, Hamilton, Claremont McKenna, and Grinnell.

The Top 10 public universities were: Virginia, UNC, New College of Florida, William & Mary, California, NC State, Wisconsin, U. of New York at Binghamton, Michigan, and Georgia.

You can read the entire Wabash profile in the Princeton Review here.

“We commend Wabash College and all of our extraordinary 2013 ‘Best Value Colleges’ for their stellar academics and for all they are doing to make their colleges affordable, especially for applicants with need in these tough economic times,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher.
The Princeton Review is also known for its annual school rankings and profiles in its book, The Best 377 Colleges, published in August, and its books, The Best 296 Business Schools and The Best 168 Law Schools, published in October, as well as its school profiles in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges, published in April. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University