“A Framework for Resilience”: The Center for Sustainability at Agnes Scott
The Center for Sustainability at Agnes Scott is a fundamental leader in the college's goals to be a leader on issues related to climate and environmental justice. Housed in the Office of the President, The Center for Sustainability works on numerous projects, including the college's Climate Resilience Plan, planning for new buildings and renovations and campus activities. In this article, two members of the Center for Sustainability, Grace Payne '23 (Sustainability Assistant) and Fayola Waithe '22 (Environmental & Climate Justice and Sustainability Fellow) discuss their own projects and experiences as a part of the center and highlight how the Center for Sustainability is a part of everyday life for Agnes…
SCALE: Preparing Students for the Future
SCALE, the Sophomore Class Atlanta Leadership Experience, is a critical piece of Agnes Scott’s distinctive SUMMIT program. During this week-long experience, all Agnes Scott sophomores complete an externship at Atlanta-area businesses and non-profit organizations to focus on leadership, collaboration and career development skills. Some notable establishments our Scotties have worked with are AT&T, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Community Food Bank and BlackRock.
What to do when you want to do everything
Some people have known exactly what they wanted to do for a long time. They know, with 100% certainty, what career they want to have and what college major they need to get there. I am not some people. I also suspect that you are not that person. You likely have many interests and careers that you’re considering, and you can’t figure out how you’re supposed to distill all of that into one college major. As someone who has definitely been there, done that, you should know that you have several different options in college that will help you meet those different interests (whatever they may be). Here’s a few…
A Year in SUMMIT
As we entered the school year in August 2021, it was with high hopes that students would be able to return to the full SUMMIT experience that makes Agnes Scott unique. While adjustments had to be made and flexibility remains the name of the game, students at Agnes Scott this year took full advantage of the SUMMIT experience.
Academic Major Spotlight on: Dance
Do you know what a dance major actually does when in college? While performance and dance ability are definitely skills that students learn, the Agnes Scott dance major is very academically well-rounded with a focus on the historical context of dance. “Students learn Labanotation (the language of dance) in addition to technique, drawing parallels between the technical material they experience today with the codified techniques of the past,” says Professor Bridget Roosa, Professor of Dance and Chair of Theatre and Dance.
Academic Major Spotlight on: Chemistry
Finding your place as an Agnes Scott chemist Agnes Scott’s chemistry major is set apart from chemistry majors at other institutions. As Professor Sarah Winget says, “Chemistry is often male-dominated at other institutions, so it is great that women get to be the voices of chemistry at Agnes Scott.” Chemistry sticks out in other ways as well, however, including in the success that Agnes Scott chemistry graduates find. Students in the chemistry major are prepared for fields related to chemistry, with graduates working as lab technicians, physician researchers, process engineers, researchers and forensic scientists. However, majors have also found themselves in fields such as patent law, pharmaceutical research and data…
Academic Major Spotlight on: Psychology
A look at what makes one of Agnes Scott’s most popular academic majors special In recent memory, Agnes Scott’s psychology major has always landed on the list of top five majors for Scotties. Maybe that’s because psychology is such a quintessential liberal arts major, preparing students for multiple fields. Yes, Agnes Scott psychology graduates have gone on to be clinical psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists. But they’ve also become lawyers, school superintendents, victims advocates, marketing and development coordinators, researchers, business analysts and professors. Interested in the psychology major, but unsure if it fits you exactly? Here’s a taste of what the major has to offer you, straight from psychology major Taliesyn…
How To: Do Dual Enrollment in High School
Hear from students and admission counselors about the dual enrollment experience Do you feel like everyone you know is taking dual enrollment courses? Are you considering dual enrollment courses? Better yet, are you currently taking dual enrollment courses? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Enrollment has nearly doubled in a recent four-year stretch, from about 27,000 students in fiscal year 2016 to nearly 52,000 students in fiscal year 2019, state records show.” Dual Enrollment in Georgia is a state-sponsored initiative that allows students to take courses for college credit while they are still in high school. The…
What Does Accessibility Mean to You? Three Scotties Tell Their Stories in Recognition of Disability Awareness Week
A future college student ponders many important questions during the college search process. But how do these questions differ for a student with a disability? This month, three Scotties tell their accessibility stories in recognition of Disability Awareness Week and how Agnes Scott became their best fit college.
The Making of a Graduate
Even though it has been more than a decade since I walked across the stage to receive my undergraduate degree, I can still remember some of the feelings that overwhelmed me on that day. It is, after all, hard to forget a moment when it's suddenly made apparent to you that everything you've come to know and love is about to change...