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New research shows class size affects student outcomes

Assumption College Undergraduate

Class size. It’s a topic many parents worry about when sending their children through school, and it’s one factor future college students look into when they’re choosing a school. Justifiably so. Many Assumption students thrive in smaller, more intimate classes, where they can cultivate strong relationships with their professors and are comfortable with asking questions […]

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May 28th, 2015

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Why do statistics matter in psychology?

Assumption College Undergraduate

“Statistics … the most important science in the whole world: for upon it depends the practical application of every other science and of every art; the one science essential to all political and social administration, all education, all organization based upon experience, for it only gives the results of our experience.” – Florence Nightingale People […]

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May 26th, 2015

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Assumption biology student research in genetic diseases paving the way for a career in genetic counseling

Assumption College Undergraduate

One rising senior at Assumption plans to spend her fall semester this year performing research on a team and working in an area that she is passionate about — genetics. Kaitlyn Riley is a biology major with a concentration in neuroscience. Along with pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Assumption, she is interning at UMASS Medical […]

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May 21st, 2015

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Science, technology, engineering, math…and art?

Assumption College Undergraduate

A recent post on Assumption’s Light the Way blog mentioned the growing need for professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Concurrently, individuals with creative and design skills are in high demand in the technology and engineering fields are pushing for individuals with creative and design skills more and more. The headlines alone tell the story: Microsoft […]

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May 19th, 2015

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Human resources and psychology

Assumption College Undergraduate

When we think about academic majors, it’s easy to think about them as a mutually exclusive matter — psychology majors become psychologists, right? Well, yes, sometimes. But often, majors (especially those at liberal arts institutions) empower individuals to discover professional careers organically through experience and coursework. The value of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum […]

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May 15th, 2015

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Assumption students join the conversation at the 13th Annual Business Ethics Lecture

Assumption College Undergraduate

Every year in April, Assumption College students have an opportunity to attend the annual Business Ethics Lecture and hear from speakers that range from former White House advisors to sport coaches. 13th Annual Business Ethics Lecture 4/23/2015 from Assumption College on Vimeo. This year’s speaker was Robert Lewis Jr., a nationally recognized advocate for urban […]

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May 12th, 2015

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Thinking about Veterinary School?

Assumption College Undergraduate

Our #ACacheives campaign features successful Assumption College students and their internships, research projects, jobs and graduate school destinations upon graduation. Assumption student Kaitlyn Poirier will receive her bachelor’s degree in biology this spring, then attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. Kaitlyn is thankful for the opportunities and preparation Assumption […]

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May 7th, 2015

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Growing need for great science teachers

Assumption College Undergraduate

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, known as STEM, is quite the buzzword these days. But it isn’t without reason. While only 5 percent of workers in the United States are employed in science or engineering fields, they contribute to 50 percent of domestic economic expansion, thus serving as a job creator. It’s estimated that for […]

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May 5th, 2015

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