Luke Kirkland (SF04) and Robert Peckham (SF07) featured with their band "Marconi"
Luke Kirkland's music, developed over his years of travelling between Santa Fe, Boston, and other locations, reflects the depth and character of his adventures. He is joined by his fellow Johnnie, Robert Peckham, and a few other colleagues in the recording of Marconi's debut album called "Minutes to Manifest Destiny."
Boston.com September 3, 2010
St. John’s College Named one of Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges in America”
Praised for its small classes, a supportive atmosphere, and a low student-to-faculty ratio, St. John’s College is again among the colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “373 Best Colleges in America.” The educational services company features St. John’s Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses in its annual college guide. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.
The Princeton Review August 3, 2010
"Great Books Colleges: What It Means and Who It's For"
My College Guide interviews admissions representatives from St. John's College and Thomas Aquinas College on what sort of a student is the right match for this off-the-beaten-path liberal arts education.
My College Guide June 22, 2010
New courtyard and more planned in Annapolis
Annapolis' local paper, The Capital, reports on St. John's College's plans for renovations to the quad, a new courtyard outside of Randall Hall, and a garden on King George Street, to include a medicinal plants garden for the study of plants mentioned in books in the program's reading.
The Capital June 23, 2010
St. John's vies for #1 in a poll of "Top Non-Traditional Colleges"
In an interactive poll on colleges that break the educational mold, St. John's competes for the leading position with schools like Evergreen State College and Sarah Lawrence College. The playfully designed scale ranges from "Snooze" to "Crazy!"
The Huffington Post May 21, 2010
"St. John's holds 218th Commencement"
"Bells clanged in the tower of McDowell Hall as family members and friends gathered on the front lawn of St. John's College for the 218th commencement at the 314-year-old institution Sunday..."
The Capital May 17, 2010
"St. John's College graduation Sunday"
Senior Matthew Kalkavage talks with The Capital about graduation, military service, and marriage... to another Johnnie. The Capital reports that he and other seniors are preparing for their commencement into a full future in the world outside of St. John's.
The Capital May 14, 2010
"Some colleges are opting out of magazine's annual survey"
"A small but determined group of college presidents is boycotting one of higher education's little-known spring rituals: the practice of lobbying each other for better 'peer assessments' in pursuit of a higher spot in the coveted rankings compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report..."
Washington Post May 3, 2010
"Lobbying for a better U.S. News ranking"
Washington Post's Daniel de Vise says that a handful of college presidents, including St. John's College's, refuse to participate in a kind of popularity contest that increases college rankings with U.S. News & World Report.
Washington Post - College Inc. May 2, 2010
"Whither the Future of Higher Education"
Annapolis' President Nelson spoke on March 11, 2010 at the Askwith Forum, hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, on the future of higher education. Full video of the speech is available.
Askwith Forum April 22, 2010
"Rite of spring: St. John's crushes Navy at croquet"
This year, as in most years, St. John's College's croquet team, led by the famous "Imperial Wicket," gave the Navy team a taste of true Johnnie sportsmanship with a win that would make any sports team proud.
The Capital April 18, 2010
"Johnnie-Mid Seminar breaks social impasse in Annapolis"
In one of several long-revered annual traditions between St. John's College and the neighboring Naval Academy, groups of scholars from both institutions gathered for a St. John's style seminar to discuss a student-chosen text and engage the bright minds from "the other side of the street."
The Capital April 11, 2010