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Mauri Ditzler
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Mauri Ditzler is the 13th president of Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college in western Illinois founded in 1853. A native of Indiana, where he still maintains a family fruit farm, he earned his Ph.D. from Duke and taught chemistry at College of the Holy Cross before returning to his alma mater Wabash College. There, as dean, he helped establish the National Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts. At Monmouth, he recently spearheaded the construction of a $40 million facility devoted to intellectual collaboration between the sciences and business.

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Faculty Triads: A 21st-Century Model for Liberal Arts Education

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:53 AM

"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. Given the central role of the academic major in the identity and career options of current students, it's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century...

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Since You Asked, Mr. President

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 4:23 PM

Last week I attended President Obama's speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. I must admit to a twinge of jealousy as I noted the subtle placement of our rival's logo behind the half dozen American flags that made up the backdrop to the presidential podium.

Still, I was pleased...

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