Professor of Language and Literature - French
We are an institution whose first priority is to educate and inform our students, our campus community, and the community around us.
As an institution of higher education in the region, we see our role as a connecting point between students and local organizations (in the form of internships, for example), as a resource to encourage and promote new courses by faculty, public talks that will be open to the community, and a space for events and workshops that are collaborations between community groups.
Apple Tasting at The Center for Food Studies, October 2014.
There’s growing interest in food around the country and especially in our local community, where new farm-to-table cafés and family farms are sprouting up every day. Our students are interested in what they eat and where their food comes from, not because of food preference but for the impact that food has on the world. And with the Center for Food Studies, we are cultivating that interest.