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Spotlights

Immersive academic experiences. An interdisciplinary perspective. Devoted faculty. A captivating setting. This is Carthage.
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Then come see us for yourself.

  • A Carthage student laughs during a physics class. Carthage emphasizes the liberal arts across all majors.

    The Liberal What?

    Essential Skills, Expansive Knowledge

    Carthage’s liberal arts education means our students graduate ready to thrive in a complex, diverse, and fluid society. Read more
  • A screenshot of Carthage’s new interactive map.

    Explore Carthage

    Take a Virtual Tour

    Hear students talk about their experience at Carthage and get to know campus through our interactive map. Read more
  • The Bridge

    On-campus News & Info

    • Arts & Performances
    • Lectures & Presentations
    • Kudos, and more
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  • Four Means Four

    The Carthage Advantage

    Choosing a college that’s right for you means asking yourself big questions. Whether you can graduate in four years shouldn’t be one of them. Read more
  • Embrace Your Impatience

    The Carthage Advantage

    Why sit around “paying your dues” for a year or two, when you can dive in right away? Wherever your interests lie, Carthage gives you the freedom to get your feet wet soon after moving in. Read more
  • Karen Chin ’15 and Emily Heuermann ’15 

    All-American BFF

    Athletic Spotlight

    Emily Heuermann ’16 and Karen Chin ’16 have never had chemistry together. In the classroom, that is. The duo took the women’s volleyball team to the Final Four, and are best friends.

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  • Cross-Training

    Cultivate All of Your Passions

    A Carthage education develops all of your passions no matter how diverse. Meet five students who have made the most of their time at Carthage. Read more
  • Men in Scrubs

    Program Spotlight

    The scrubs and stethoscope will come. For now, the most important tool Carthage nursing students wield is a shovel. They’re helping to bury some old, distorted stigma that discouraged men from entering the profession. Read more
  • Erin Martin

    Alumni Spotlight

    Facing astronomical odds of landing her dream job didn’t deter Erin Martin ’09. In her field, aiming for the stars is the daily routine. She operates one of the world’s largest telescopes at MMT Observatory, outside Tucson, Arizona. Read more
  • Iron Butterfly

    Athlete Spotlight

    Two years ago, Lady Reds swimmer Esmeralda Perez ’17 arrived as a freshman still dealing with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Now, she is gaining strength and speed, and is feeling stronger than ever. Read more
  • Cody Tucker

    Internship Spotlight

    With a heart for photography, lacrosse, and public relations, Cody Tucker ’16 used her independent study to participate in a cause bigger than herself. Read more
  • The Fulbright Five

    Spotlight

    When you’re looking to raise the bar, it helps to have five people lifting. A quintet of recent Carthage graduates will take their budding passions to Europe and Asia as winners of Fulbright Fellowships. Read more
  • Hoyt Harper

    Alumni Spotlight

    When Hoyt Harper ’77 was featured in The New York Times’ Workspace column in February, he didn’t expect the reaction: Colleagues from as far back as 2000 got in touch. Read more
  • Mark Snavely

    Faculty Spotlight

    When Professor Mark Snavely wonders, it’s more than idle curiosity. Over 25 years of teaching at Carthage, he has trained his eye to spot complex mathematical theories in unexpected places. Read more
  • “Up the Hill”

    New Play Initiative

    Red-hot writer Keith Huff debuts D.C. play at Carthage as part of Theatre Department’s New Play Initiative. Read more
  • Dan Choffnes

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dan Choffnes, associate professor of biology and Asian studies, takes tea time very seriously. Read more
  • “Hope Farm”

    Making a Difference

    Built by faculty and students, new Nicaragua field station Finca Esperanza advances water, medical missions. Read more
  • A Stout Enterprise

    Alumni Spotlight

    A state apart, Carthage alums Matt Geary ’99 and Nathaniel Chapman ’06 ditched the daily grind to open breweries that invite talk — not TV watching. Read more
  •     #carthageviews from Chicago        Prof. Anne Cassidy sent in this photo of students in her new Chicago course Arts of...

    Doorway to Careers

    Carthage in Chicago

    With a Windy City presence and alumni on the lookout, Carthage offers an internship edge. Read more
  • Jean Preston

    Faculty Spotlight

    “I am completely absorbed and happy, humbled and profoundly grateful to be able to do this work.” Read more
  • Laura Huaracha

    Faculty Spotlight

    Combining art and science creates a whole education. Read more