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News from the Croft Institute
  • MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

    The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

    Application Information
    First Deadline: January 11, 2019*
    Final Deadline: March 15, 2019
    Financial Aid and Fellowship opportunities are available
    *Priority deadline for funding applications

     For more information visit worldhistory.columbia.edu or 
    contact worldhistory@columbia.edu.

  • Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

    Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

    Samuel Starr, who is focusing on Spanish, recently began his undergraduate degree in International Studies. From Troy, Illinois, Sam was an Illinois State Scholar and highly involved in Student Government, the National Honor Society, and Madison County Youth Board. Sam participated in Model United Nations as well and won several awards at the University of McKendree Model United Nations.

    Hayden Williamson, who is focusing on Spanish in Europe in  International Studies, is a from Ocean Springs High School. Hayden was president of the Ocean Springs Mayor's Youth Council, co-founder and secretary of the OSHA Debate Club, committee chair at the Mississippi Youth and Government's Youth Legislature and chief justice at the Model UN. A member of the 30+ ACT Club, Hayden was on the principal's list, in the National Honor Society, American Legion Auxiliary's Magnolia Girls State and Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit.

  • Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

    In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

    Interested in Japan and its culture for years before, Gwenafaye's time abroad provided her with the opportunity to experience of the everyday life. Before going abroad, Gwenafaye was selected as Inaugural Ira Wolf Scholar from the U.S. Japan Bridging Foundation encouraging her extended stay in Japan as well as allowing her to fully immerse herself in the unique, artistic, and complex culture of Japan.

    You can read more about Gwenafaye's abroad experiences in Japan here

From the Institute
October 18, 2018
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MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

Students in the News
August 29, 2018
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Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

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Job Opportunities
August 27, 2018

Abt Associates seeks entry level Francophone for Analyst position

Croft alumnus, Joe Bateman, ’10, recently informed Croft that a friend of his, Katie Baczeweski who works at Abt Associates, is looking for interested people to apply for an entry level analyst position for the Francophone team for SHOPS Plus.

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Job Opportunities
August 14, 2018

Position available at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI)

JP Tyson, ’11, Croft alumnae, recently shared several available positions at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) where she began working in January. MI is a center-right think tank that focuses primarily on economic issues. JP fundraises for the Adam Smith Society, a branch of MI. Being personally connected to that program, she thought these positions would be specifically interesting to Crofties who have graduated in the last few years.

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Students in the News
August 1, 2018
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Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

[read more]

Students in the News
February 21, 2018

Croft Junior Named 2018 Barksdale Award Winner

Croft junior Gabrielle Schust was named a 2018 Barksdale Award Winner by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.  Gabbi, who is focusing on Latin America, Spanish, and international governance and politics, is planning to travel to England this summer to interview women in religious orders who provided medical care to the poor in the 1960's and 1970's.  While studying abroad next year, she will interview women who do similar work in religious orders in Peru.  Rates of poverty, maternal and fetal mortality, and life expectancy in the Andes today are quite similar to those in England before the advent of the National Health Service, offering Gabbi a fascinating basis of comparison.  Barksdale Award Winners are given $5000 to support scholarly and creative endeavors.