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January 12, 2018

“Sorry STEM, Google just made the case for more foreign language education”

The soft skills valued by employers are byproducts of foreign language acquisition.

In the last decade, American education has been increasingly concerned with promoting STEM subjects. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in STEM degree programs increased 36%. Then-President Obama asked Congress for a $4 billion investment in computer science in K-12 schools. States like Michigan now allow high school students to fulfill foreign language credit requirements by learning to code. Government officials in North Carolina and Kentucky have proposed defunding non-technical majors in state universities, on the basis that they “don’t get someone a job”.

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September 19, 2017

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners!

2018 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jessica Carlisle
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Thomas Gariepy
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Everett Christensen
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jeremiah Young

The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lila Walsh
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Madolyn Miller
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Amber Wroten
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Wyatt Gregory

The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Chris Kircher
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Jeremiah Young

The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Lily Gordon
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Paula LaMagna
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Tabitha Costigan

The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Samantha Lazarescu
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Brielle Waff

2018 Graduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduate Scholarship Recipients:

Philip Hansen Graduate Fellowship – Lisa Höller
Emeritus Professor Roger Nicholls Memorial Fellowship – Joscha Klüppel
F.G.G. Schmidt Fellowship – Verena Zabel
Astrid Williams Memorial Fellowship – Prisilla Sanchez

A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!

 

 



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