Stories

May 10, 2018

More than 30 years after leaving CCS I’m still using the methods I first discovered: be open to all the possibilities, plan a path and start simply, take time to evaluate, edit, and repeat.  The College of Creative Studies provided an environment of experimentation and a creative community where learning by doing was the culture.  I’m so fortunate that I found CCS.

January 12, 2018

From an early age, Mark had two loves: mathematics and games. As he excelled through high school math, playing any game he could find along the way, he looked for a college that would challenge him academically

January 10, 2018

I had a series of remarkable classes in my freshman year of CCS Literature, including “Malaise, Melancholy and the Production of Art”, taught by Jacob Berman.

December 21, 2017

Deans, students, and staff will come and go; new CCS buildings may even come and go, but the home inside CCS will continue to morph around its central principles of creation and discovery.

November 29, 2017

 As I work through my third year in CCS physics, I’m incredibly grateful to the College of Creative Studies for providing me with a comprehensive education, both in the classroom and the lab.
 

November 14, 2017

I recently joined the CCS Computing faculty in Fall 2017. After working in the software industry for several years after receiving my Ph.D., I decided to dedicate my career to computing education since my true passion is teaching computer science.

October 5, 2017

It's hard to describe exactly the debt I owe to the College of Creative Studies. Telling people in the years since that I was a Lit major, never really did it justice. I suppose I am preaching to the choir when I say there is something truly magical about CCS.

September 28, 2017

What I am going to tell you may run counter to your expectation, as stories of this sort typically relate the romanticized memory of a revelation delivered by a favorite professor or some epiphany received in the course of study. While I have many brilliant memories of my all too brief years at CCS, my takeaway seems incongruous and more personal than any one transcendent moment discovered in the throes of academic reverie.

September 18, 2017

The College of Creative Studies offered talented undergraduates an opportunity to do advanced work in their fields while working on their undergraduate degrees. This enlightened approach to higher education has proven to offer invaluable help to many people who might otherwise simply have "marked time" during their undergraduate years or who might even have dropped out of college.