The expressions of the professor and students in this 1967 photo will be familiar to anyone who has taken Integrative Studies 2.

Throughout its history, Shimer College has had a reputation as a school combining a close-knit community and dedicated faculty with a mercilessly rigorous curriculum. With the adoption of the Great Books curriculum in 1950, and the actions of the faculty and students to save the school from bankruptcy in the 1970s and 1980s, this reputation has only been strengthened.

Among other colleges with Great Books curricula, such as St. John's College, Shimer stands out for its small size (128 students as of 2011) and heavily enfranchised community (thanks to the Assembly).

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