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Health in Africa

Professor speaks on gender issues at global conference

Changing cultural norms
and empowering women

Sociology professor Linda Semu was among the invited presenters when international scholars and practitioners gathered recently to discuss health in Africa and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDG).


Sometimes the path to gender equality seems too steep and difficult a climb, but Semu is passionate about working to change cultural norms and empowering women everywhere.


“My argument is that we have to look beyond the individual goals and take a holistic view in terms of gender and culture,” says the international comparative sociologist who came from Malawi to the U.S. for her master’s and Ph.D. 


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Graduate and Professional Studies Welcomes
New Dean

Mike Tyler brings 15+ years of higher ed experience

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Sustainability 101

Students' plans for McDaniel show it really is easy to be green.

From solar power to
food waste reduction

Students in Jason Scullion’s Sustainability class quickly learned that their professor envisions much more than a mascot and school spirit when he refers to McDaniel green.


The Environmental Studies professor tasked his sophomores, juniors and seniors with developing a sustainability plan for some aspect of McDaniel’s campus. In small groups, the students conceived and researched their plans, complete with costs and return on investment.


“If we aren’t practicing sustainability, we run the risk of degrading and destroying the Earth systems we depend upon,” said Scullion, who lives what he teaches, whether he is on campus, hiking in Washington state or researching rain forest ecosystems in Peru. Read more »

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Not long after the calendar turned to October, the cross country team found a new meet and opted for a short trip to Hershey for the Penn State-Harrisburg Invitation. READ MORE »

Summer Science Academy 2015

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Off To New Adventures!

Cheers to the Class of 2015

Careers, grad school
Military and more

McDaniel’s newest graduates stepped off the Hill into jobs in labs and classrooms, with Disney, GotSoccer and more, as accountants, librarians, paralegals and teachers. They’ve been accepted for graduate studies at MIT, Tulane, UMBC, and Johns Hopkins, to name but a few. They’ll serve their country in the Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.


They claim 61 different majors, including three they self-designed, and hail from 15 countries and 23 states. More than one-third have studied abroad on all continents except Antarctica.


Here’s a proud salute to our graduates awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees on May 23. Read on for the insider’s view of the McDaniel College Class of 2015.

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