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Liberal Arts College

Our Liberal Arts Moment

Dan Rockmore | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Dan Rockmore

A society built on the rapid pace of today's technological achievements cries out for a leadership and workforce educated broadly.

What's a Liberal Arts Education Really Worth?

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Steve Mason

The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.

Presumed Incompetent: A Personal Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

My first tenure track gig was in one of those ideal little burgs in the Midwest where suburban kids go to study in splendid isolation. It is a postage stamp of nine thousand souls, voted as one of the "prettiest painted towns."

What Good Is College?

Michael Benson | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Michael Benson

There is nothing in the world like the American system of postsecondary education. These remarkable institutions need to be celebrated, supported, and nurtured if our country and our economy have hope of viability in the future.

Why a Communal Liberal Arts Education Matters -- More Now Than Ever

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.25.2012 | College
SaraKay Smullens

It is on a college or university campus that students learn and strengthens an ability to live together as part of a community in a concrete and irreversible way: to give and take, to solve disagreements maturely.

One Way of Making Liberal Education Work

Mark Roosevelt | Posted 08.03.2012 | College
Mark Roosevelt

To those of you who have not followed what is happening at Antioch, tucked away in Yellow Springs Ohio, what we have been doing could easily be termed "ill-advised." We've been reopening a liberal arts college.

China Dabbles In Liberal Arts Education, Western Style

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.05.2012 | Education

In a bold bid to experiment with western education methods, a Chinese college modeled after American liberal arts institutions receives its first clas...

The Irreplaceable Value of the Liberal Arts

Michael Benson | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Michael Benson

By valuing, enhancing, and promoting the path of liberal arts, we thus make our country a more vibrant and richer place. As opposed to being degrees to nowhere, the liberal arts truly provide a portal to anywhere.

College Is All About Having Fun

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

It's that exquisitely anxious time of the year when high school students applying to colleges are getting their acceptance letters and trying to decide where to spend the next four years of their time and most of their parents' life savings.