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Learning & Discovery

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Biology’s John Lill observed two broods of cicadas emerging simultaneously in 17 states—a phenomenon that last occurred more than 200 years ago.

Making a Difference

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Fellowships Prize Student Service

English and political science major Lauren Patrick was among civic fellowship honorees for her work with Habitat for Humanity, education and domestic violence awareness.

Student Spotlight

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CCAS Celebrates 2024 Graduates

Relive the memories from graduation weekend with photos, ceremony videos, words of wisdom from our speakers, downloadable program books and more.


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CCAS by the Numbers


67 majors, 68 minors, 16 grad certificates, 51 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees
507 permanent full-time faculty, 720 average annual faculty media hits
5,200 undergraduate students, 2,555 graduate students, 88,000 alumni living in all states and countries






"This school has provided me with lifelong friendships, connections and opportunities. Getting to routinely attend shows at the Kennedy Center, meeting Kerry Washington and interning on Capitol Hill are some of the most memorable moments from my time as a Revolutionary."

Maureen Rafter
BA ‘24, American Studies and Music


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