Why The Quad?
First, there's the literal meaning: a quad is a place of gathering, an on-campus destination for collaboration, debate, recreation, procrastination, idle political chatter, purposeful social organization, scientific hypothesizing, and pamphlet-friendly photo ops.
Well, if the internet is like a giant college campus, The Quad is a space just for you, brimming with activity, ideas, and energy.
The secondary meaning of Quad comes from the Latin root, quattuor, meaning “four.” (Obviously, we didn't have to break out the Latin, but we like how smart it makes us sound, so just go with it, OK?) Anyway, even if today's classroom doesn't have borders or walls, it does have pillars: four of them to be exact. (Actually, we prefer to call them corners because it works better with our metaphor—pillars, quadrants, corners—whatever.) There are four of them:
Online Education—We'll stay on top of developments, innovations, and trends in online education. When it comes to online learning, your opportunities are limitless. So are the related topics we'll tackle.
Student Life—From campus safety, student loans, and athletics, to Greek life, community service, and dorm survival, you have of a lot on your mind. We'll take some of the pressure off with helpful tips and distracting sarcasm.
Policy—When lawmakers make laws, they do so with your future at stake. We'll offer our insights on developments in education policy so you have the knowledge to defend and advance your interests.
Pop Culture—We know how important pop culture is to your life and worldview. We'll focus on the music, film, art, athletics, consumer fads, and fashions that give your educational experience color, creativity, and the promise of infinite possibility.
We believe that in order for education to be meaningful, inspiring, and lasting, it must be personal. With that, we invite you to make The Quad your very own, a place where you can learn while you live, work, and play.