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Debbie Harne

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 Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts offers an education for greatness. This may be a public greatness that human history will mark within its records or the quiet, hidden greatness that sustains families, societies, and the world, just beyond the vision of others. This greatness gives form to a life transformed, one in which...
A Letter from President Harne to Students, Families, Alumni, and Friends: Readers of classic books will know that both T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare contributed to how we think about names. The line Shakespeare gave to Juliet, “a rose by any other name,” and Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats” immediately spring to mind. Here at the...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts hosts an Open House on October 6-7, 2019. Prospective students are encouraged to attend. We invite all applicants to visit us at any time during the academic year. When you visit Magdalen College, you will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, converse with members of our faculty,...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Erik van Versendaal to serve as a member of the faculty. Dr. van Versendaal–a graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America–will be among four new members of the faculty joining the college this year and will bring both extensive teaching experience...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Jordan Almanzar to serve as a member of the faculty. Dr. Almanzar is a distinguished instructor of classical languages and long-time faculty member with Kolbe Academy. The academic dean of the college, Dr. Brian FitzGerald, observed, “The inaugural year of the college’s Greek program will be in excellent...
Magdalen College’s curriculum has been awarded a “Perfect A Rating” from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). This superlative rating places the college among only four Catholic institutions in the country and among a mere twenty-four of the over 1,100 colleges and universities evaluated in the nation. ACTA based its “A Rating” on...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Esolen to serve as a full member of the faculty and Writer-in-Residence. Dr. Esolen is a renowned scholar and translator of literature, and a prolific writer. The president of the college, Dr. George Harne, observed, “For the last two years, Dr. Esolen has been a friend of...
Alleluia, Christ has risen! Few traditions are more cherished and anticipated by students and alumni than the liturgies, services, and events of Holy Week and Easter. This year the college continued these traditions, including Palm Sunday, which began with a procession and the sung Passion narrative; Wednesday’s Tenebrae and its concluding strepitus; Holy Thursday and...
Marking the 46th anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade, students from the travelled down to Washington D.C. to participate in the National March for Life. The day before the March, the college travelled by bus with the Diocese of Manchester in the daylong trip down to the Nation’s capital, with 90% of the student body in attendance.   After staying the night in a hotel, all...
When I walked out of Latin class on Tuesday night, my spirits lifted. It was Sodality of Mary night, which meant for a few hours I could set aside homework and have fun growing in faith with other young women. At Sodality of Mary, young women at Magdalen College have the opportunity to come together,...
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