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Liberal Arts Education

Education In Prison: A Spiritual Revolution America Needs

Andy Watts | Posted 07.25.2016 | Education
Andy Watts

Higher education for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is an extension of King's spiritual explosion of a material atom. Higher education in prison can be for many who are incarcerated a path to wholeness and productivity in various areas of life.

ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Are we headed down the wrong path to look at a college degree only in terms of dollars and cents? Should learning be reduced to a focus on its monetary value?

In Defense of Liberal Arts

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

More and more, those of us in higher education, particularly at community colleges like Fulton-Montgomery Community College, hear from elected officia...

Measured Risk In A Complicated World

John A. Roush | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Centre College is committed to educating global citizens who are prepared to contribute meaningfully in a diverse marketplace of ideas where innovation and creativity are influenced by a broad array of perspectives.

Learning Of A Different Sort

John A. Roush | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

While many students are off-campus for summer internships, others are on campus for local internships, collaborative research projects, service programs or employment.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

Why arts education matters

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Defending arts and humanities is a hot topic among college presidents. Those of us who lead small liberal arts colleges pay homage, as we should, to the life and career advantages of a broad education in which Shakespeare resides compatibly with Steve Jobs.

John Green Admits To Grads That Adulthood Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.01.2016 | College

Author John Green admitted to Kenyon College graduates that he's supposed to tell them adulthood isn’t so bad. He refused. "It is so bad," Green sa...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Educational opportunities abroad foster hope and understanding

John A. Roush | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

As the president of a college that prides itself on high rates of study abroad, I am grateful for those occasional opportunities to visit students at ...

5 Ways The Study of Religion is Changing

Gary Laderman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

It may be impossible to imagine no religion, but until that becomes a reality, the study of religion is and will continue to be a key ingredient for anyone in or out of school.

Data Analytics and the Liberal Arts

Adam Weinberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

The world is awash in data, creating new opportunities in fields such as product development, marketing, and public health, as well as scientific rese...

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

Liberal arts are where we learn how to be citizens

Byron Williams | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Byron Williams

I remember as an undergrad; so many of my classmates majored in business administration. Why? A business degree at the time appeared to place one on...

Great Teaching Should Be Prized

John A. Roush | Posted 03.03.2016 | College
John A. Roush

Almost all of us have had the experience of being in a classroom with a teacher who simply inspires us to learn, know and explore. When this happens, ...

Five tips for choosing a college: How to survive the college admissions process by understanding what matters in college--and who succeeds in the job market

Adam Weinberg | Posted 03.03.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

What is the best way to choose a college? And what do we know about the connection between what matters in college and who succeeds in the job market?...

Division III Athletics: Keeping the Balance

John A. Roush | Posted 02.29.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Beating up on Division I was not and is not my goal. I am here to offer praise for Division III athletics, which are played at 450 institutions by more than 190,000 young men and women.

The CEO Of Wealthfront Tells You Exactly How To Invest $50,000

Quora | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Citizen Leadership

John A. Roush | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Our nation and the ever-more-connected world is demanding men and women who face -- unafraid and undaunted -- the challenge of understanding and respecting different languages, cultures and faith traditions.

The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.

Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts

Adam Weinberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

When I became president of Denison University three years ago, many people told me that we needed a business degree. As a sociologist, my response was to ask, "Why?"

College for the Marketplace

Bill Spellman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Bill Spellman

The instrumental or job-producing value of a college education, and the role of colleges and universities as economic drivers in their local and regional communities, has dominated the conversation about the purpose of higher education in recent years.

Marco Rubio Declares War on College Education

Alan Singer | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
Alan Singer

Rubio can't seem to make up his mind on immigration reform or apparently obey traffic laws and balance his checkbook. But I was most amazed at his recent declaration of war against college education while campaigning in New Hampshire for the upcoming Republican Party Presidential primary.

Being a Globally Oriented College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

What does it mean to be a globally oriented college? Are some international experiences better than others? Are colleges doing enough to integrate international students on their own campuses?

Liberal Arts and the Conservative Agenda

Bill Spellman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Education
Bill Spellman

One might argue that these varied experiences, compressed into a four-year course of study, are the real prerequisites to advancing the public good, including individual and collective economic good.