Media Coverage 2012 


“Some private university presidents earn more than $1 million a year” 
The Washington Post reports on The Chronicle of Higher Education's compensation survey of college and university presidents.
The Washington Post, December 9, 2012

St. John’s College among “best colleges” in the U.S.
Factors considered include: academic rigor, freedom of inquiry and expression, quality of faculty, school reputation, and job prospects for graduates.
The Best Schools, December 4, 2012

“I got it! The wipers are working!”
"Liberal Education," the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, features an article by President Chris Nelson.
Liberal Education, Fall 2012

St. John's College tops in nation among students who earn humanities Ph.D.s
According to research by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in a study covering 2001-2010 and including more than 1,500 colleges and universities, St. John’s  ranks first in the percentage of graduates who earned a doctorate in the humanities. 
Baltimore Sun, November 14, 2012

BLOG: “In the early admissions waiting room, fighting off jitters” 
New York Times blogger and high school senior includes St. John's among his top choice colleges --after alums help him discover the college. 
New York Times "The Choice", November 2012 (several posts)

“Child's Play: Civil War history comes alive at St. John’s College”
In conjunction the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibition at St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery, a Civil War field hospital encampment is presented on the college’s campus. 
The Capital, October 25, 2012

“St. John's gallery plans Civil War weekend for families”
Civil War encampment is a way to enhance the “Civil War Era Drawings” exhibit, as well as commemorate the college’s role during the war. 
The Capital, October 25, 2012

“Teaching what you don't know”
We all know the disadvantages of teaching a subject as a content novice, but what are the advantages?
Readers share insights about St. John's College in response to this essay on teaching. 
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 22, 2012

“St. John's graduate to lead Maryland Library Association”
Carrie Willson-Plymire (A96) says strong liberal arts focus of the college prepared her well for career. 
The Capital, October 16, 2012

“St. John's College assists students in financial hardship”
The Caritas Society is recognized for its $35,000 in grants to students this year. 
Baltimore Sun, October 11, 2012

St. John's at the first college fair in Sarajevo
St. John's among the liberal arts colleges features at the first College Fair in Sarajevo, held in Druga gimnazija on October 6, 2012, produced by FaceTV. (Bosnian version). 
YouTube, October 6, 2012

“US News best colleges: Maryland road trips”
US News tweeted this story, which features St. John’s College, and includes a photo of current student Lan Nyugen.
US News, September 17, 2012

“U.S. News college rankings get new scrutiny”
How much suspense can there be in a ranking that lists Harvard and Princeton as the best national universities, followed by Yale?  Christopher Nelson, president, St. John’s College, Annapolis, and  a spokesperson for liberal arts education, shares his insights. 
The Washington Post, September 12, 2012

Are we ready for What will happen when colleges go digital?
Annapolis President Chris Nelson champions the classroom experience at St. John’s in an interview with The Baltimore Sun’s op ed columnist on the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.
The Baltimore Sun, September 2, 2012

The Graduate Institute at St. John’s has been given the second highest ranking among MA programs in the country for its “contribution to the public good.”
Washington Monthly, September 2012

Summer Classics program offers glimpse of St. John's curriculum
Santa Fe New Mexican, July 10, 2012

New center at St. John's integrates living, learning
Winiarski Student Center will allow housing on campus for all undergrads
Santa Fe New Mexican, June 24, 2012 

“Francis Scott was Key to the national anthem's creation”
Francis Scott Key's affiliation with St. John's College, Annapolis is highlighted in an article celebrating his role in military history., May 10, 2012

“Moving along from Dixon to D.C.”
St. John's College master's degree student is scooped up from retirement in Santa Fe to head back to D.C. to direct National Museum of American History. 
Santa Fe New Mexican, May 13, 2012

"John Gray to lead Smithsonian's National Museum of American History" 
Graduate Institute Eastern Classics student in Santa Fe is named director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. 
Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2012

St. John's College noted as “one of the leading Great Books institutions in the country”
The St. John's reading list is used as an example in this article, “The Immersion Method -- I,” about the value of discussion-based education. The author points to St. John's as “an indispensable point of reference for all such programs.” 
Inside Higher Education, May 3, 2012

St. John's College named one of "The Most Free-Spirited Colleges"
The Huffington Post reports on Inside College's list of those schools where students can "wear a tutu" if they want, and still be accepted as one of the gang. St. John's College's Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses are numbers 24 and 25 in the photo gallery.
Huffington Post, March 3, 2012

Arthur Frommer Online Recommends the St. John's Summer Classics Program 
According to his blog, the St. John's programs he has attended are "among the finest summer vacations that you might ever enjoy."
Frommers, March 2, 2012

BLOG: "In search of higher education's Best Picture"
St. John's College is named one of the "bright spots" in higher education, and playfully called "Best Foreign Language Film."
College Inc., February 27, 2012

Bloomberg cites St. John's College in an article about possible affirmative-action changes 
In an op-ed called "Campus Life, After Affirmative Action," Stephen Joel Trachtenberg uses St. John's College as an example of a college with a specific academic niche that is not seeking "one-dimensional" students. 
Bloomberg, February 27, 2012

BLOG: Local Food Movement Growing Big Time in Annapolis
St. John's College is featured for the efforts of its food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company, toward local and sustainable food practices.
Greater Annapolis Patch, January 23, 2012

"Where We Live: A Liberal Arts Education"
Annapolis President Christopher B. Nelson is a panelist in “Where We Live: A Liberal Arts Education.” Read the accompanying story on our website. 
NPR, January 17, 2012