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Huntington University to launch honors program

Huntington University is launching an honors program this fall, the university has announced.

The program will be based on the Great Books curriculum, the university said in a statement.

It said students will be required to read two texts of cultural significance, attend lectures, produce an independent project, perform 20 hours of service and attend cultural events.

The program initially will accept 10 students based on academic achievement and a commitment to serving others, the university said. It said the program aims to grow each year to fit students' needs.

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