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Karen Lawrence

Entries by Karen Lawrence

The Artist and Disruptive Technology in Art and Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 10:18 AM

The Artist is a mostly silent movie that tells the story of the advent of "talkies" in the late 1920s and their near-fatal effect on a silent-screen idol who resists the change. In doing so, the picture reopens a closed chapter of film history by itself assuming the constraints of...

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Cuba as a Learning Lab: Perspectives From Sarah Lawrence College's 10-Year Study Abroad Program

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 2:40 PM

In January, President Obama announced an easing of restrictions on American travel to Cuba and people-to-people exchanges. Increasing two-way traffic, despite the persistence of the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba, is an extremely promising development from which both countries stand to benefit. I know that will be the case, as...

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The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value

(14) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 4:20 PM

If we had our choice, Sarah Lawrence College would never be listed among America's "most expensive" higher education institutions. These types of lists understandably generate media coverage, but leave the far more essential question rarely explored in depth: what value does this cost provide?

This is precisely the...

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