North Central College - Naperville, IL

Matt Rogers

Matt first studied philosophy at a large university and learned two important lessons: he wanted to add philosophy to his Japanese major and he wanted to transfer to a small college. At North Central, he found he could easily access his professors and also explore his interests in East Asian culture. “Philosophy is good for your critical thinking skills even if you’re majoring in something else,” he says. “I’d like to pursue graduate school in the future and I see myself teaching some day.” During Matt's junior year, he researched and published a paper titled “Exclusivism in Hick’s Pluralistic Hypothesis" in Aporia, an undergraduate journal of philosophy. 

Majors Minors and Programs : Philosophy

Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

Polinska, Lehe and student give talks at Asian studies conference

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Wioleta Polinska, associate professor of religious studies and chair of philosophy and religious studies; Robert Lehe, professor of philosophy; and Matthew Rogers ’10, who majored in Japanese and philosophy, presented papers at the Asian Studies Development Program 16th Annual National Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2. Polinska’s paper was titled “Till Death Do Us Part?: Buddhist-Christian Discourse on Marriage”; Lehe’s paper was titled “The Problem of Evil in Christianity and Buddhism”; and Rogers’ paper was titled “Buddhist Interdependence as an Exp


Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

Students meet with U.S. Supreme Court justices

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Four students recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices—Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor—in Washington, D.C., as part of the students’ interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the court. All sophomores, Garrett Lutz is a musical theatre major; Erin Martin, an English literature major; Madeline Moton, a philosophy and political science major; and Stewart Charles, an economics and finance major.


North Central College students meet U.S. Supreme Court justices

Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

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May 11, 2010—Four North Central College sophomores recently met two U.S. Supreme Court justices as part of their studies in Washington, D.C.

The four met justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia M. Sotomayor while they were conducting interdisciplinary research about oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court.

North Central hosts symposium about water usage and conservation

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation at a symposium April 15.

The public is invited to hear national, regional, state, local and Canadian officials discuss water usage and conservation during a symposium April 15 at North Central College.

Ted Lehe publishes article in philosophical journal

Ted Lehe publishes article in philosophical journal

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Robert Tad Lehe, professor of philosophy, co-authored with Daniel Kolb an article titled “Nihilistic Consequences of the Argument from Evil” in the December 2009 issue of the International Philosophical Quarterly.


Senior musical "Pippin" bursts with show-stopping songs and dance

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale.

North Central College students will present "Pippin," a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale and winner of 11 Tony Awards by Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Four performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. March 7 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469). The story of "Pippin" takes place once upon a time, when a young prince Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment.

Political science professor awarded grant to research race issues

The National Science Fondation awarded Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of at North Central College, and his partner a grant for a study on race.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science at North Central College, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University have been awarded a $21,000 grant by Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.”

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