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Liberal Arts Education

Navigating What's Different And New: 25 Years In Strasbourg

John A. Roush | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Study abroad is now firmly entrenched as a signature element of the Centre brand, and the College rightly deserves its place of national prominence fo...

A Crisis for Critical Thinking

Dan Rockmore | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
Dan Rockmore

The ongoing revelations around the "fake news" that seems to have worked its way into the election cycle and may or may not have affected its outcome ...

Welcome to the Trust Lab

Brock Blomberg | Posted 11.28.2016 | Education
Brock Blomberg

Our culture is awash in mistrust. The recent election has been called a referendum on mistrust of our government and institutions. In higher education...

The Importance of Preserving and Promoting Languages: A Liberal Arts Perspective

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2016 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

I recently wrote about what the death of the last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) 80 years ago can teach us about the power the liberal arts has to solve ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I will use my office as a 'bully pulpit': to describe what should happen in our educational systems; to call attention to positive as well as negativ...

The Presidential Election, the Liberal Arts and an Engaged Citizenry

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

In the midst of a presidential campaign in which bigotry, lack of respect and an absence of critical thinking have become the hallmark of one candidat...

United We Stand: Town-Gown Relations In One Of The South's 'Best College Towns'

John A. Roush | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Danville's recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of "21 Best Southern College Towns" may have caught some by surprise. For me, it's a well-deserved honor that's been a long time coming.

An Open Letter To New Liberal Arts College Students: What You Should Know On Day #1

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.25.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

Dear Class of 2020: On your first day of college, there is almost too much to think about. Your room. Your roommate. Your family back home. Your c...

Preparing the Next Generation of Engaged Voters

Kimberly Cassidy | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Kimberly Cassidy

In my April blog post about the limitations of college rankings, I wrote that "the best colleges produce graduates who will make a difference in the w...

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?...