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Alexander Golden 24 stands at Machu Picchu as part of his ethnographic study on Peru. His research is part of the Chase Junior Fellowship he was awarded. Courtesy of Alexander Golden

Chase Fellow awardee Alexander Golden speaks on his research

By Wilson Wendt December 13, 2023

In the world of academic research, few endeavors are as challenging as ethnographic studies. Alexander Golden ‘24 recently embarked on a journey to Peru after being awarded the Chase Junior Fellowship. His mission was to better understand the complexities of Peru's political turmoil through the lens...

Enrique Dominguez 24 works diligently on an assignment. He is more focused on learning rather than a transactional eduction.

ChatGPT: “Relatively modest” applications in classrooms

By Wilson Wendt November 11, 2023

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, roughly 17 students have been caught using the AI tool on Branson assignments; however, there have been no ChatGPT-related honor board cases so far this year.  Some Branson educators are concerned about ChatGPT stifling students' creativity, while others...

Atticus teaching the Latin IV class in November.  Latin has been a core part of the language department for years.

Faculty spotlight: From math to military to Malawi

By Wilson Wendt November 11, 2023

When you think of a Latin teacher, you might imagine someone in a tweed blazer with wire-rimmed glasses, engrossed in ancient manuscripts, with a life dedicated to the language. Henri de Marcellus—better known as Atticus on the Branson campus—turns this stereotype on its head. De Marcellus’...

Andrew Peng 24 prepares a dish at a restaurant in Japan. Peng has traveled the world experimenting with different culinary styles. Courtesy of Shih-Wei Peng

Student spotlight: Peng’s culinary journey

By Wilson Wendt November 11, 2023

In а сulinаry worlԁ ԁominаteԁ by television сhefs аnԁ virаl TikTok reсiрes, Anԁrew Peng is а breаth of fresh аir. He doesn't сook for fаme, Instаgrаm followers or even for сulinаry аwаrԁs. For Peng, сooking is ͏аbout раssion, stress relief, аnԁ most importantly, ͏the...

Bode Dossey gives a presentation to the eLab class. The class was pioneered this year by Percival Baretto-Ko.

[Photo] New “eLab” course dives into business world

November 6, 2023

Bode Dossey gives a presentation to the eLab class. The class was pioneered this year by Percival Baretto-Ko.

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