10 Reasons To Love Being a student at Knowlton

10 Reasons To Love Being a student at Knowlton

With brilliant peers and supportive faculty, an education at Knowlton is truly special.

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As a rising junior in the architecture program, I am grateful for my many meaningful experiences at the Knowlton School. Here are ten of the many reasons why an education here is something special:

Positive studio environment

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In studio, all students get to know each other. It is truly special to be in an environment with so many students who are always willing to help and look out for one another.

Surrounded by talent

Marly McNeal

Knowlton is filled with gifted peers and brilliant faculty, all of whom I consistently learn from. Access to the Wexner Center for the Arts is a great resource. Columbus is a vibrant city with noteworthy architecture to explore.

Professional development

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Not only are there numerous resources such as Career Day and resume/portfolio sessions, but there are academic advisors who are always there to help. When it comes to preparing for the real world, students are surrounded by support.

Extracurriculars

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Knowlton has clubs for all majors. That makes it easy to find meaningful involvement. I recently wrote for One: Twelve, and even though it was my it was only my first year in the program and first time writing about architecture, I had lots of encouragement and learned so much along the way.

Relationship with faculty

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Instructors at Knowlton are more than talented individuals who students can look up to and be inspired by-- they genuinely care and want what is best for their students. The support that I have had from some of my instructors is beyond meaningful and more than I could have asked for.

Lecture series

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The Baumer Lecture Series undoubtedly enriches an education at Knowlton. With lecturers from the school itself and from across the world, it gives students a look at the diverse array of interests and specializations that can be explored beyond college.

Decent class size

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Knowlton majors are small enough that you get to know your peers and have access to faculty. With a building as large as Knowlton, though, there are plenty of students-- you are not constantly surrounded by a small group of students and gain many opportunities to meet new people and grow.

Well-rounded education

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Because Knowlton houses three majors, students from each of the programs get the chance to learn from one another. Lectures and student organizations mean that much learning is happening outside of the classroom. Moreover, there is usually room to add a minor and learn more about another topic of interest.

Lots of alumni

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I ended up finding an internship this summer in my hometown who graduated from the architecture program at Ohio State. Wherever you look, chances are high that you will find a connection with a Knowlton alumnus.

Knowlton

Marly McNeal

Although anyone who tries to navigate through for the first time would probably say otherwise, the building is a great place to spend your education in. It fosters a sense of community that makes me proud to be a student in the Knowlton School.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

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Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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College Majors as Birds

Birds of a feather flock together.

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Birds have so much personality. While most people think of just robins or sparrows, there are a wide variety of birds with varying appearances, sizes and habitats.

While each student has individual, wonderful qualities, we tend to share some of these great traits with students of a similar study track. You know what they say, after all: Birds of a feather flock together.

Please enjoy this re-imagining of some popular college majors as birds! Feel free to leave a comment on my Facebook wall adding a bird mascot for your own major.

1. Fashion Design

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Their confidence and bold feathers make them great contenders. Was there a better suited option?

2. Engineering

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Engineers are the kings of construction design. This Masked Weaver embodies that ability to work with materials in a clever way.

3. Music

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​Sing sweet Nightingale. ​That little guy's belting his heart out, as I'm sure many music majors do.

4. Political Science

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Our nation's bird represents our nation's leaders perfectly.

5. Philosophy

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Owls are commonly associated with wisdom, a valued facet of philosophy.

6. Nutrition Science

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Anyone who studies dietary science knows you are what you eat. These flamingos get their pink hue from their diet of shrimp.

7. Criminal Justice

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Robin helped Batman, this choice is evident.

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